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Experimental Hydronephrosis Studied by the Colchicine Method

Naturevolume 162pages251252 (1948) | Download Citation



THE colchicine method was first used to study compensatory hypertrophy of the kidney by A. P. Dust in and S. Zylberszac1,2, who noticed that a few days after ligation of the ureter, colchicine induced numerous ‘stathmocineses' (arrested mitoses) in the kidney (Fig. 1).

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    Dustin, A. P., and Zylberszac, S., Bull. Acad. Roy. Med. Belg., 149, 315 (1939).

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    Dustin, A. P., and Zylberszac, S., Acta Union Intern. contre le Cancer, 4, 680 (1939).

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