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Micronuclei in human peripheral blood lymphocytes exposed to mixed beams of X-rays and alpha particles

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    0380755 - UJF-V 2013 RIV DE eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Staaf, E. - Brehwens, K. - Haghdoost, S. - Nievaart, S. - Pachnerová Brabcová, Kateřina - Czub, J. - Braziewicz, J. - Wojcik, A.
    Micronuclei in human peripheral blood lymphocytes exposed to mixed beams of X-rays and alpha particles.
    Radiation and Environmental Biophysics. Roč. 51, č. 3 (2012), s. 283-293. ISSN 0301-634X
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z10480505
    Klíčová slova: Micronuclei * LET * Combined exposure * Mixed beams * Alpha particles * X-rays
    Kód oboru RIV: BO - Biofyzika
    Impakt faktor: 1.754, rok: 2012

    The purpose of this study was to analyse the cytogenetic effect of exposing human peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) to a mixed beam of alpha particles and X-rays. Whole blood collected from one donor was exposed to different doses of alpha particles (Am-241), X-rays and a combination of both. Micronuclei (MN) in binucleated PBL were scored as the endpoint. Moreover, the size of MN was measured. The results show that exposure of PBL to a mixed beam of high and low linear energy transfer radiation led to significantly higher than expected frequencies of MN. The measurement of MN size did not reveal any differences between the effect of alpha particles and mixed beam. In conclusion, a combined exposure of PBL to alpha particles and X-rays leads to a synergistic effect as measured by the frequency of MN. From the analysis of MN distributions, we conclude that the increase was due to an impaired repair of X-ray-induced DNA damage.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0211384