Fluorescent light induces malignant transformation in mouse embryo cell cultures

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Science  14 Mar 1980:
Vol. 207, Issue 4436, pp. 1209-1211
DOI: 10.1126/science.7355282


Fluorescent light induced a dose-dependent malignant transformation in mouse C3H10T1/2 cells. A plateau in the dose-response curve for transformation was correlated with that observed with ultraviolet light exposure. The similarity in the two dose-response patterns suggests that similar molecular processes may be involved in the induction of malignant transformation by the two types of radiation.