Survival and repair of potentially lethal radiation damage in confluent vascular smooth muscle cell cultures
Confluent cultures of rat aortic smooth muscle cells demonstrated dose-dependent potentially lethal damage repair (PLDR), with an average repair factor of 4 for a 10 Gy dose. PLDR occurred with a half-time of 2 hours and was nearly maximal by 8h. Among other factors, PLDR may contribute to the radioresistance of large blood vessels.
Radiotherapy and Oncology
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Rosen EM, Goldberg ID, Myrick KV, Halpin PA, Levenson SE. (1986). Survival and repair of potentially lethal radiation damage in confluent vascular smooth muscle cell cultures. Radiation and Oncology, 5: 159-163.
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