A Comparison of Hydrated versus Dehydrated Gels for Evaluation of Apoptosis in Comet Assay Slides

Comet assay slides 에서 나타난 apoptosis 평가에서 함수 및 탈수 겔의 비교

  • 최민철 (경상대학교 수의과대학 및 동물의학 연구소) ;
  • 수즌엠러루 (미국 콜로라도 주립대학 방사선 및 방사선 생물학 교실) ;
  • 에드워드엘질럿 (미국 콜로라도 주립대학 방사선 및 방사선 생물학 교실)
  • Published : 1996.06.01


Comet assay 는 포유류 세포에서 DNA의 파괴를 측정하는데 있어 신속하고 단순하며 시각적이고 민감한 방법이다. Apoptosis에서는 세포핵의 광범위한 DNA의 붕괴가 일어나므로 comet assay는 종양세포에서 apoptosis가 발생되었는가를 알아내는데 유용하다. 본 연구는 apoptosis 연구의 결과가 변화되지 않도록 comet assay slides를 좀 더 오래 보관할 수 있는 방법을 개발하고자 시행되었다. 개의 종양세포를 가지고 alkali comet assay를 끝낸 뒤 slides를 진공 건조기에서 꺼내서 증류수로 점적하여 10-20분간 침수시키고 현광현미경하에서 육안적으로 관찰하였다. 건조후 3-4일, 1주, 2주, 3주, 4주 및 7주의 slides에서 apoptosis 회복율(%)은 각각 98.1, 98.3, 99.4, 80.8 및 35.2%이었다. 3주 이내의 slides에서 대조군과 비교하여 apoptosis 회복율에서 차이가 없었으나 4주 이상의 slides를 건조후 침수시키는 방법을 이용하였을 때 apoptosis 평가에서 건조 후 3주간까지는 처음의 결과와 차이가 없으며, 이 방법을 이용하여 comet slide의 좀 더 긴 기간이 보관과 보관후의 재평가에서 이용될 수 있는 좋은 방법이 된다.


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