Papers from 2005

Below are a number of refereed papers from 2005 in which Perceptive Instruments software is used for the comet assay. Applications of the systems include research and testing in nutrition, medicine, biomonitoring and genetic toxicology:

Biocompatibility In Vitro Tests of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate and Regular and White Portland Cements
(2005) D.A. Ribeiro et al, Journal of Endodontics 31(8):605-607

The novel human gene aprataxin is directly involved in DNA single-strand-break repair
(2005) P. Mosesso et al, Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences 62(4):485-491

Genetic polymorphisms and the effect of cigarette smoking in the comet assay
(2005) H. Hoffmann et al, Mutagenesis 20(5):359-364

The green tea polyphenol (-)-epigallocatechin gallate and green tea can protect human cellular DNA from ultraviolet and visible radiation-induced damage
(2005) N. Morley et al, Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine 21(1):15-22

Radiosensitivity of lymphoblastoid cell lines with a heterozygous BRCA1 mutation is not detected by the comet assay and pulsed field gel electrophoresis
(2005) K. Trenz, P. Schütz and G. Speit, Mutagenesis 20(2):131-137

Effects of pesticides on human peripheral lymphocytes in vitro: induction of DNA damage
(2005) Ü. Ündeger and N. Basaran, Archives of Toxicology 79(3):169-176

Assessment of genetic damage induced by dental bleaching agents on mouse lymphoma cells by single cell gel (comet) assay
(2005) D.A. Ribeiro, M.E.A. Marques and D.M.F. Salvadori, Journal of Oral Rehabilitation 32(10):766–771

Investigation into possible DNA damaging effects of ultrasound in occupationally exposed medical personnel - the alkaline comet assay study
(2005) V. Garaj-Vrhovac and N. Kopjar, Journal of Applied Toxicology 25(3):184-192

In vitro biocompatibility tests of two commercial types of mineral trioxide aggregate
(2005) D.A. Ribeiro et al, Brazilian Oral Research 19(3):183-187

Involvement of oxygen free radicals in the serum-mediated increase of benzoquinone genotoxicity
(2005) R. Fabiani, A. De Bartolomeo and G. Morozzi, Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis 46(3):156-163

Transcription-Associated Breaks in Xeroderma Pigmentosum Group D Cells from Patients with Combined Features of Xeroderma Pigmentosum and Cockayne Syndrome
(2005) T. Theron et al, Molecular and Cellular Biology 25(18):8368-8378

Rehabilitation Decreases Exercise-induced Oxidative Stress in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
(2005) E.M. Mercken et al, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 172:994-1001

Nitrite enhances neutrophil-induced DNA strand breakage in pulmonary epithelial cells by inhibition of myeloperoxidase
(2005) A.M. Knaapen et al, Carcinogenesis 26(9):1642-1648

Metal-specific differences in levels of DNA damage caused by synovial fluid recovered at revision arthroplasty
(2005) A.P. Davies et al, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 87-B(10):1439-1444

Inhibition of cell growth and induction of apoptosis in human prostate cancer cell lines by 6-aminoquinolone WM13
(2005) A. Minelli et al, Oncology reports 13(6):1113-20

DNA damage and G2/M arrest in Syrian hamster embryo cells during Malachite green exposure are associated with elevated phosphorylation of ERK1 and JNK1
(2005) B. Bose, L. Motiwale, K. Rao, Cancer Letters 230(2):260-270

Dose – response for radiation-induced apoptosis, residual 53BP1 foci and DNA-loop relaxation in human lymphocytes
(2005) J.Torudd et al, International Journal of Radiation Biology 81(2):125-138

Single and repeated moderate consumption of native or dealcoholized red wine show different effects on antioxidant parameters in blood and DNA strand breaks in peripheral leukocytes in healthy volunteers: a randomized controlled trial
(2005) B.M. Arendt et al, Nutrition Journal 4(33)

Ochratoxin A induces oxidative DNA damage in liver and kidney after oral dosing to rats
(2005) H.G. Kamp et al, Molecular Nutrition & Food Research 49(12):1160-1167

Chromatin supraorganization, DNA fragmentation, and cell death in snake erythrocytes.
(2005) M. Miyamoto et al, Biochemistry and cell biology 83(1):15-27

Modulation of endothelial and smooth muscle function by bed rest and hypoenergetic, low-fat nutrition
(2005) C. Hesse et al, Journal of Applied Physiology 99:2196-2203

Genotoxicity of 4-Hydroxy-2-Nonenal in Human Colon Tumor Cells Is Associated with Cellular Levels of Glutathione and the Modulation of Glutathione S-Transferase A4 Expression by Butyrate
(2005) N. Knoll et al, Toxicological Sciences 86(1):27-35

Polyphenolic apple juice extracts and their major constituents reduce oxidative damage in human colon cell lines
(2005) S.Schaefer et al, Molecular Nutrition & Food Research 50(1):24-33

Cloudy apple juice decreases DNA damage, hyperproliferation and aberrant crypt foci development in the distal colon of DMH-initiated rats
(2005) S.W. Barth et al, Carcinogenesis 26(8):1414-1421

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Scientist, University, UK

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Researcher, University Hospital, Germany

We started using Comet Assay IV and it works well...

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Medical Researcher, Cancer Research Institute, USA

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Senior Research Scientist, Cancer Research Institute, UK

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Research Scientist, University, Austria

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Researcher, University, South Africa

...we are "happy users" of the software

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The installation was quick and all the details were described and easily understandable for the technicians.

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We have had no problems so far, and we are very pleased with the system.

Senior Researcher, Public Health Agency, Finland

We have found the Comet Assay IV software very useful and convenient.

Research Scientist, Food Safety Agency, France

I don't have any questions about the software as it has worked quite well for us...so far we are very happy with the software.

Research Scientist, University, Australia

Perfect and very clear installation and training!

Researcher, Contract Testing Laboratory, Europe

We are impressed indeed! It has saved us quite a lot of time and pains.

Director, Toxicology Research Centre, Spain

Comet Assay IV software is in use. Currently our comet analysis is based on tail moment measurement and I must say that everything works properly.

Researcher, Cancer Research Institute, Slovakia

We're now using the software and it works great. It has cut our time for comets by at least half.

Post Doctoral Fellow, National Institute of Health, USA

Excellent, perfectly straightforward.

Scientist, University, UK

We are using the Comet Assay IV a lot (and our use is increasing). It's working very well.

Professor, Children's Research Hospital, USA

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Lecturer, University, UK

...Everything is fine with the Comet Assay IV system...and I'm pretty happy about this new software with just clicking on the cells instead of drawing a frame around them

Researcher, Cancer Research Organisation, UK

Yes, it is very useful and we are in the process of writing a paper also from the data derived from Comet Assay IV.

Assistant Professor, University, USA

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Scientist, Environmental Institute, Norway

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Staff Chemist, Marine Laboratory, USA

We are very satisfied with your software.

Scientist, Cancer Research Institute, Slovakia

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Study Director, Contract Research Organisation, USA

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Toxicologist, Health Agency, Canada

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Assistant Professor, University, USA

I have been using the Comet Assay IV Software. It is great! During my software validation, I realized how much easier and precise it is compared to our old software. It makes analyzing the comet slides more enjoyable

Scientist, Medical Research Centre, USA

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Senior Researcher, Public Health Agency, Finland

We have installed the software and are using it without any problem. It's really simple! My PhD students are very happy with it.

Professor, University, Spain

Just to let you know we have started the validation study for Comet Assay IV and it has been going very well! We ran a comet assay last week and scored the slides with no problems at all. I am very pleased with the system and it will certainly make a difference when we run some comet studies this year!

Study Director, Food & Household Products Company, UK

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Scientist, Chemical Company, Japan

So far, I'm very happy with the system.

Research Lecturer, University, UK

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Senior Scientist, National Health Institute, Portugal

It is actually working great.

Professor, University, USA

Perfect and very clear installation and training.

Study Director, Contract Research Organisation, Europe

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