For a better understanding of data provided by DNA alkaline elution technique, a new analytical model has been developed which takes into consideration both the physicochemical properties of in situ DNA strand (length and flexibility/superpacking) and the geometric and hydrodynamic configuration of the elution apparatus (flow and filter conditions). Simulation by this model of experimental data previously obtained before and after carcinogens administration, has shown that for constant flow and filter conditions elution profiles are dependent, not only from DNA molecular weight, but also from a parameter critically related to modifications in chain flexibility/superpacking. This has been confirmed by several independent observations, including the time-dependent changes in non-denaturing lysing solution monitored by hydroxylapatite and alkaline elution techniques.
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