We have assessed the relationship between DNA synthesis and the differentiation of MEL cells induced by DMSO. Under conditions where the rate of incorporation of 3H-deoxyadenosine into DNA was inhibited by 99%, the rate at which MEL cells become committed to terminal erythroid differentiation was identical to that of a culture treated with inducer alone. We conclude that commitment of MEL cells does not require concomitant DNA synthesis.
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- Molecular Biology
- Developmental Biology
- Cell Biology