Analysis of PCP-data to determine the fraction of cells in the various phases of cell cycle
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- Baisch, H., Göhde, W. & Linden, W.A. Radiat Environ Biophys (1975) 12: 31. doi:10.1007/BF02339807
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Mathematical models for the analysis of pulse-cytophotometric (PCP) data are described. With computer programs based on these models the fractions of cells in G1-, S- and(G2 + M)-phases are obtained. The methods are applied to PCP measurements of Ehrlich ascites tumor cells, human bone marrow cells and L-929-cells in culture. The results of the L-cell experiment are compared with autoradiographic results; for both methods the duration of the various phases has been calculated. Two different mathematical models for PCP-data evaluation and the autoradiographic method yielded results agreeing within statistical error. The application of the two models on different types of DNA-histograms is discussed: One model is suitable for asynchronous cell populations with a low fraction of S-phase cells, the other can be applied for partially synchronized cells and high S-phase fractions as well.