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I1... --.... 20- . . •• .......... ' ............ 97 oC E 10 c 20 10 Tpo! 30 40 50 (Begg method) (days) Fig. 4. Comparison of the 8egg method and the White method for the calculation of cell kinetic parameters from BUdR/DNA staining profiles of head and neck tumours. The comparison of T, and Tpo, has been subdivided according to the observed RM value at the time of biopsy. D. Wilson The difference in Ts between the two methods of analysis translates into a difference in the ultimate parameter, the Tpot' However, through the vagaries of the two methods, the differences are reduced.
3 Tissue Handling and BUdR Staining . . .. 4 Flow Cytometry . . . . . . . . . 5 Calculation of T I • • . . . • • . . • • • . 3 What Derivatiori°of Tpo1 Should We Use? 4 The Problem of "Normal" Cells . . . . 1 Three-Colour Flow Cytometry . . . . . 2 Immunohistochemistry . . . . . . . 5 The Biological Significance of Tpo1 • • • • • • • References . . . . . . . . . . .. 1 Introduction The study of cell kinetics is proving to be a cyclical phenomenon. A brief history shows a pattern of interest and activity similar to a percent labelled mitosis (plm) curve (Fig.
How the LI is corrected will be dealt with in the next section. The calculation of Ts depends on three regions designated 6, 7 and 8 in Fig. 3. These regions were defined by BEGG et al. (1985) to measure the mean DNA content of the G 1 and G 2 + M population and the cohort of BUdR-Iabelled cells that remain undivided in the time between injection and biopsy. There is usually no problem in defining the Gland G 2 populations, regions 6 and 8, as they can be obtained from either the bivariate cytogram or more readily from the single parameter DNA profile as shown in the inset of Fig.