Nitroso-chloramphenicol: Cell cycle specificity of action

A. M. Miller, A. A. Yunis

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We have examined the ability of the nitroso derivative of chloramphenicol (NOCAP) to inhibit subsequent growth of logarithmically growing or plateau phase cell cultures after short-term drug exposure. Raji cells taken from log growth cultures exhibited complete inhibition after 6-hour preincubation with 2-3 × 10-5.M NO-CAP, while similarly treated cells taken from plateau populations demonstrated 90-100% of expected growth on replating. Flow-cytometric studies indicate that the irreversible effects of NO-CAP are greatest as cells proceed into and through the DNA synthetic portion (S phase) of the cell cycle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-66
Number of pages6
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes


  • Cell cycle
  • Chloramphenicol
  • Flow cytometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology


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