Advances in Radiation Biology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483231228, 9781483282411

Advances in Radiation Biology

1st Edition

Volume 3

Editors: Leroy G. Augenstein Ronald Mason Max Zelle
eBook ISBN: 9781483282411
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1969
Page Count: 350
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Description

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

Preface

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

References

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

References

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

Addendum

References

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

References

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

References

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

References

Author Index

Subject Index


Details

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

About the Editor

Leroy G. Augenstein

Ronald Mason

Max Zelle