Advances in Radiation Biology

Advances in Radiation Biology

Volume 3

1st Edition - January 1, 1969

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  • Editors: Leroy G. Augenstein, Ronald Mason, Max Zelle
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483282411

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Advances in Radiation Biology, Volume 3, reflects a continuing effort to cover a wide spectrum of radiation science in this serial publication. The book contains six chapters and opens with a review of developments of physical theory in an area of interest to biophysicists. This is followed by subsequent chapters on problem of photodynamic action, which demonstrates the role of energy transfer in radiation damage development; the sensitization of biological systems by small molecules; and problems concerned with the identification and study of the biological effects of radioactive decay. Subsequent chapters deal with a survey of human radiation cytogenetics and progress in human radiobiology.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Contents of Other Volumes

    Low Energy Electron Mean Free Paths in Solids

    I. Introduction

    II. Theory of Electron Mean Free Paths in Solids

    III. Mean Free Paths for Electron Energies Just above the Fermi Energy

    IV. Electron Energies between the Fermi Energy and the Plasmon Threshold

    V. Surface Plasmon Excitation

    VI. Energetic Conduction Band Interactions (20-100 ev). Monte Carlo Calculations of Electron Penetration Including Elastic and Inelastic Processes; Comparison with Garber Experiments

    VII. Stopping Power of Inner Shells

    VIII. Mean Free Path for Plasmon Excitation

    IX. Conclusions


    The Molecular Biology of Photodynamic Action: Sensitized Photoautoxidations in Biological Systems

    I. Introduction

    II. Fundamentals of Photochemistry in Relation to Photodynamic Action

    III. Photodynamic Action


    Sensitization of Organisms to Radiation by Sulfhydryl-Binding Agents

    I. Introduction

    II. Sensitization of Lethal Damage

    III. Sensitization: End Points Other than Cell Killing

    IV. Hypothetical Mechanisms of Action

    V. Epilogue—Motivations



    Biological Effects of Radioactive Decay: The Role of the Transmutation Effect

    I. Physical and Chemical Background

    II. Introduction: Biological Effects of Radioisotope Decay, and Role of Transmutation

    III. Biological Effects of 32P and 33P Decay

    IV. Biological Effects of 14C Decay

    V. Biological Effects of 3H Decay

    VI. Other Isotopes

    VII. Cellular Repair after Transmutation Injury

    VIII. Concluding Remarks


    Human Radiation Cytogenetics

    I. Introduction

    II. Chromosomal Aberrations

    III. Chromosomal Aberrations in Irradiated Humans

    IV. In Vitro Irradiation of Human Cells

    V. Biological Dosimetry

    VI. Lymphocyte Life Span

    VII. Human Radiation Hazards

    VIII. General Comments


    Reflections on Some Recent Progress in Human Radiobiology

    I. Introduction

    II. Human Biological Dosimetry

    III. The Human Radiation Prodrome

    IV. Human Hematological Responses

    V. Dosimetric and Other Conceptual Problems in Human Radiobiology

    VI. Human and Large Animal Radiation Sensitivity

    VII. Evaluation of Human Radiation Lethality

    VIII. Repair

    IX. Summary


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 350
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1969
  • Published: January 1, 1969
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483282411

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Leroy G. Augenstein

Ronald Mason

Max Zelle

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