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Cancer stem cells (CSC) found in multiple tumor types and cancer cell lines were shown to be more resistant to low-LET radiation in comparison to other cancer cells. Therefore, CSC are supposed to determine the long-term effect of cancer therapy. Research into the CSC sensitivity to high-LET radiation is of great interest because of the advances in hadron(More)
PURPOSE To assess the predictive value of pretreatment proliferative activity of epidermoid cervix carcinoma cells with respect to short- and long-term results of radiotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS The proliferative activity of 25 epidermoid cervix carcinomas was evaluated as the immunofluorescent labeling index (LI) by rabbit antithymidine antibodies(More)
PURPOSE To determine the variant frequencies (VF) at glycophorin A (GPA) and T-cell receptor (TCR) loci in persons exposed to prolonged ionizing radiation at different doses and to assess the significance of the GPA and TCR assays for biodosimetry of prolonged irradiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS The VF values were determined by means of flow cytometry in(More)
An increase of resistance to radiation damage of human lymphocytes previously exposed to low doses of ionizing radiation from incorporated tritiated thymidine was observed by G. Olivieri et al. in 1984. The phenomenon was named adaptive response and its occurrence was reported by others for many animal and plant cells. In this research we studied the(More)
Some properties of the cell-free DNA (cfDNA) of peripheral blood plasma were assessed in 153 employees of atomic industry enterprises. The contents of ribosomal repeat (rDNA) and its concentration in plasma increased in cfDNA of the group of persons in comparison with non-irradiated individuals. The contents of satellite III in cfDNA of donors and of(More)
Radioresistance of cancer stem cells (CSCs) is regarded as one of the possible causes of cancer recurrence after radiotherapy. Since the regularities and mechanisms of radiation effects on this population of cells have not been sufficiently studied, the aim of this work is to elucidate the changes in the CSC number after γ-irradiation in stable cultures of(More)
As we showed earlier, side population (SP) cells are more resistant to low-LET radiation than the rest of mouse melanoma B16 cells (Matchuk et al., 2012). The goal of this study was elucidation of some mechanisms of radioresistance; therefore, we analyzed the SP and non-SP cell-cycle distribution, spontaneous and radiation-induced DNA double-strand breaks(More)
A mathematical model of DNA strand breaks postirradiation repair and the methodology allowing to differentiate the mechanism of inhibition of DNA strand breaks recovery after combined actions of ionizing radiation and hyperthermia have been described in this paper. Using this model and the results published by other authors for DNA strand breaks of Ehrlich(More)