Electron spin resonance of growing normal and virus-transformed cells.
A g = 2.003 ESR signal, attributed to a free radical localized in HeLa cell nuclei and mitochondria but absent in membranes and cytoplasm, has been studied as a function of the culture growth cycle in normal (NRK and 3T3) and virus transformed (NRK/RSV and 3T3/SV40) cells. For both these cell pairs, the signal is higher during the "lag" stage and lower during the "growth" stage. The average specific intensity of the signal in normal cells is about twice that in virus-transformed cells. However, the maximal point of resonance during the lag state is higher in transformed cells than in normal ones. The lag stage in NRK and NRK/RSV cells is much longer than in 3T3 and 3T3/SV40 cells, while the maximal value of the g = 2.003 ESR signal occurs, early in the lag stage of 3T3 and 3T3/SV40 cells and late in the lag stage of NRK and NRK/RSV cells.更多