The Role of Membrane Damage in Radiation-Induced Cell Death

  • Tikvah Alper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 84)


Radiation-induced cell death is probably mediated primarily through deposition of energy, in single events, in a few vital macromolecules, or targets, the integrity of which is indispensable for proliferation. The genome is customarily regarded as the main target, but several lines of evidence support the inference that there are important consequences of events in nuclear membranes in eukaryotes, and plasma membrane in bacteria.


Membrane Damage Linear Energy Transfer Lysosomal Membrane Yellow Fever Virus Oxygen Effect 


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  • Tikvah Alper
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  1. 1.Gray Laboratory of the Cancer Research CampaignMount Vernon HospitalNorthwoodUK

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