In-vitro V79 and L5178Y cells were exposed in a rotating test tube to continuous-wave (CW) 1 MHz 35 W/cm2 ultrasound (0-4 or 0-3 min, respectively) and subsequently assayed for mutation as evidenced by resistance to 6-thioguanine (6-TG). There was a modest but statistically significant increase in mutation frequency in both cell types with increase in ultrasound exposure duration. X-ray exposures (3-9 Gy, a "positive control") yielded a large increase in 6-TG resistance. The data support an earlier report by Kaufman (1985) of an ultrasound-induced increase in mutation to 6-TG resistance in in-vitro mammalian cells.
- Cell mutation
- In-vitro mammalian cells
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Acoustics and Ultrasonics