Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine

, Volume 78, Issue 5, pp 1311–1312 | Cite as

Kinetics of reassociation of DNA from the thymus and ascites hepatoma of rats

  • K. P. Khanson
  • B. D. Zhivotovskii


The kinetics of renaturation of DNA from the rat thymus and ascites hepatoma was studied. Three zones were distinguished on the curve, corresponding to fast, intermediate, and slow rates of DNA reassociation. The course of the reassociation curves of DNA from tumor and normal tissues did not diverge in any of these zones. Consequently, no difference could be detected between the DNA's of normal and neoplastic cells on the basis of their reassociation kinetics.

Key Words

normal cells tumor cells DNA molecular hybrids 

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  • K. P. Khanson
  • B. D. Zhivotovskii

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