Articles written in Journal of Biosciences
Volume 5 Issue S1 December 1983 pp 73-81
The process of fluorochromasia involves the hydrolysis by cells of fluorescein diacetate resulting in an intracellular accumulation of fluorescein. The polarization of the fluorescence of the fluorescein appears to depend on the intracellular fluorescein concentration, the distribution of fluorescein within the cell and the viscosity of the cell cytoplasm.
The parameters of fluorochromasia were studied with thymocytes from normal BALB/c mice and from mice bearing an intraperitoneal NK/LY/R lymphoma. During the course of tumour proliferation, the response to