Sand G2 phase cells were exposed to 150 ergs mm⁻² UV and their ability to photoreactivate the induced cell killing (loss of colony forming ability) and chromosomal aberrations was determined as a function of time following the UV exposure. In S phase cells, the lesions leading to cell death and those leading to aberrations were both converted to a non-photoreactivable state shortly after the UV exposure. A significant fraction of the lesions induced in G2 cells, that led to cell death, were converted to a non-photoreactivable state before the progeny of the exposed cells reached the next succeeding S phase. Few, if any, lesions were induced in G2 cells that were expressed as aberrations at the first mitosis following exposure. Some of the lesions induced in G2 cells led to aberrations that were observable in the progeny that progressed to the second mitosis following exposure. These lesions were converted to a nonphotoreactivable state as the progeny of the exposed G2 cells progressed through the first S phase following exposure.
Payne, Jan and Griggs, H. Gaston
"Time Course of PR of UV-Induced Chromosomal Aberrations and Lethal Damage in S and G2 Xenopus Cells,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 33
, Article 22.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol33/iss1/22