EPR Signals Detectable in Human Tumors

  • Stanislaw Lukiewicz
  • Martyna Elas
  • Jolanta Raczek
  • Anna Bratasz
  • Stanislawa Pajak
  • Krystyna Cieszka


Interpretation of EPR signals seen in animal tumors changed over the years, as described in chapter 20. Basing on previous EPR observations with animal neoplasms and on theoretical considerations, attention has been focused in the present work on five types of paramagnetic centers, which either have been detected in the past in animal tumors or could be expected to exist in this kind of material:
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    EPR “triplet” signals due to iron-nitrosyl heme complexes,

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    EPR spectra of ceruloplasmin and related compounds,

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    EPR signals associated with the presence of melanin in pigmented tumors,

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    Single line signals attributable to free radicals of metabolic origin,

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    Single line signals originating from incidental contamination with solid carbon present in the air or food.



Nitric Oxide Paramagnetic Center Solid Carbon Skin Melanoma Metabolic Origin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanislaw Lukiewicz
    • 1
  • Martyna Elas
    • 1
  • Jolanta Raczek
    • 1
  • Anna Bratasz
    • 1
  • Stanislawa Pajak
    • 1
  • Krystyna Cieszka
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Radiospectroscopy of Cancer and Radiobiology, Department of BiophysicsJagiellonian University, Institute of Molecular BiologyKrakowPoland

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