- Volume 35 Issue 4
Hypersensitivity of Somatic Mutations and Mitotic Recombinations Induced by Heterocyclic amines and Aflatoxin
$B_1$ in Transgenic Drosophila
형질전환 초파리에서 Heterocyclic Amines와 Aflatoxin
$B_1$에 의한 체세포 돌연변이 유발의 고감수성에 관한 연구
- Published : 1996.12.01
The effects of 2-arnino-3-methyIimidazo[4,5-fq]u inoline (IQ), 2-amino-6dimethyl-dipyrido[l,2-a;3',2'-d] imidazole (Glu-P-1) and aflatoxin B1 (AFBI) on the mitotic recombinations and somatic chromosome mutations were investigated using the transgenic Drosophila bearing a chimeric gene consisting of a promoter region of Drosophila actin 5C gene and rat DNA polymerase $. For investigating mitotic recombinations and the somatic chromosome mutations, the heterozygous (mwhl+) strain possessing or lacking transgene pol P was used. The spontaneous frequency of small mwh spots, due to deletion or nondisjunction etc., in the non-transgenic w strain and the transgenic plpol $1-130 strain was 0.351 and 0.606, respectively. The spontaneous frequency (0.063) of large mwh spots, arising mostly from somatic recombination between the centromere and the locus mwh, in the transgenic plpol $1-130 strain, was about three times higher than that (0.021) of the non-transgenic w strain. The mutant clone frequencies of two types induced by two heterocyclic mines (IQ and Glu-P-1) and AFBl in the transformant pbol PI-130 were two or three times higher than those in the host strain w. These mean that rat DNA polymerase P participates at least in the somatic chromosome mutations and mitotic recombination processes. And the present results suggest that the transgenic Drosophl!~ used in this study can be used as a hypersensitive, in vivo short-term assaying system for various environmental mutagens.