Icosanoids, Chromosome Damage and Cancer

  • I. Emerit
Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)


A relationship between chromosome damage and cancer is documented by the observation that agents known for their carcinogenic properties, such as ionizing radiation, certain viruses and many chemicals, induce chromosome damage. Three hereditary diseases, the congenital breakage syndromes, combine chromosome instability with a high risk of developing malignancy. They therefore represent another example of the association of chromosome damage and cancer.


Lipid Peroxidation Product Chromosome Damage Chromosome Breakage Flufenamic Acid Arachidonic Acid Cascade 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Emerit
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de Génétique, Institut biomédical des CordeliersUniversité Paris VIParisFrance

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