Advances in Radiation Biology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483231211, 9781483282404

Advances in Radiation Biology

1st Edition

Volume 2

Editors: Leroy G. Augenstein Ronald Mason Max Zelle
eBook ISBN: 9781483282404
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1966
Page Count: 382
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Advances in Radiation Biology, Volume 2, reflects a continuing effort to provide wide-ranging analyses of progress in various phases of radiation research. The articles cover a spectrum of topics varying from the initial physical events which allow us to discriminate color, to the chemical and biological processes which determine the extent and permanence of radiation damage, and finally to the role of genetic control and damage in determining the fate of irradiated cells. The basic emphasis of the articles also varies. In some, the main attempt is to review extensively the available data so as to evaluate the possible contributions of various mechanisms to a given phenomenon. One article is devoted an evaluation of one physical approach which appears to be a promising way of understanding color perception. These different treatments should be of value not only to the researcher but also to the student, inasmuch as each approach is invariably dictated by the state of the art in the area being covered.

Table of Contents



Reactivation after Photobiological Damage

1. Introduction

II. General Considerations Concerning UV Inactivation and Reactivation

III. Photoreactivation

IV. Host-Cell Reactivation and UV Reactivation

V. Reactivation Controlled by the Phage Genes v and x

VI. Indirect Reactivation Phenomena in Bacteria

VII. Multiplicity Reactivation and Cross Reactivation

VIII. Summary


The Study of Labile States of Biological Molecules with Flash Photolysis

I. Introduction

II. Flash Photolysis Investigations of Labile States

III. Discussion


Repair of Premutational Damage

I. Introduction

II. Bacteria

III. Paramecium

IV. Metazoan Germ Cells

V. Conclusions


The Genetic Control of Radiation Sensitivity in Microorganisms

I. Introduction

II. The Influence of Deoxyribonucleic Acid Composition on Radiation Sensitivity

III. Genetic Alterations AflFecting Radiation Response

IV. Bacterial Conjugation Techniques

V. The Application of Conjugation Techniques to Problems in Radiation Sensitivity

VI. General Comments


A Physical Approach to the Visual Receptor Process

I. Introduction

II. Introduction to the Receptor Process

III. Photoconduction Theory of the Receptor Process

IV. Color Responses in Photoconductive Carotenoid Cells

V. Relation of Color Responses in Carotenoid Cells to Electrophysiological Data

VI. Conductivity in Proteins and Photoreceptors


The Role of Genetic Damage in Radiation-Induced Cell Lethality

I. Introduction

II. The Role of the Nucleus and of the Cytoplasm

III. Chromosome Aberrations and Lethality

IV. The Question of Recovery and the Modification of Radiation Damage

V. The Effect of Purine or Pyrimidine Haloanalog Incorporation on Radiation Response

VI. Mutations and Cell Death

VII. Patterns of Cell Death

VIII. General Conclusions


Author Index

Topical Index


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Leroy G. Augenstein

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Max Zelle

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