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PURPOSE The LET position of the RBE maximum and its dependence on the cellular repair capacity was determined for carbon ions. Hamster cell lines of differing repair capacity were irradiated with monoenergetic carbon ions. RBE values for cell inactivation at different survival levels were determined and the differences in the RBE-LET patterns were compared(More)
PURPOSE To investigate further the effect of linear energy transfer (LET) on the yield and quality of aberrations at different post-irradiation sampling times. MATERIALS AND METHODS V79 G(1)-cells were exposed to either 10.6 MeV u-1 Ne ions (360 keV microm-1) or 11.1 MeV u-1 Kr ions (3980 keV microm-1) and chromosomal damage was measured in metaphase(More)
Cell cycle effects of very high LET particles on synchronous V79 Chinese Hamster cells have been studied in a track segment experiment by means of flow cytometric methods. Cells were irradiated with 10 MeV/u Pb-ions (LET = 13500 keV/micrometers) at an average fluence of 2 particles per cell nucleus, corresponding to a survival level of about 25%.(More)
The time-course of Fe-ion (200 MeV/u, 440 keV/microm) and X-ray induced chromosomal damage was investigated in human lymphocytes. After cells were exposed in G0 and stimulated to grow, aberrations were measured in first-cycle metaphases harvested 48, 60 and 72 h post-irradiation. Additionally, lesions were analysed in G2 and mitotic (M) cells collected at(More)
In the present paper the relationship between cell cycle delays induced by Fe-ions of differing LET and the aberration yield observable in human lymphocytes at mitosis was examined. Cells of the same donor were irradiated with 990 MeV/n Fe-ions (LET=155 keV/micrometers), 200 MeV/n Fe-ions (LET=440 keV/micrometers) and X-rays and aberrations were measured in(More)
Synchronous V79 Chinese hamster cells were exposed in G1 to either X-rays or 4.6 MeV/u Ar-ions (LET = 1840 keV/micrometer) and the induction of chromosomal damage was measured at five sampling times ranging from 14 to 30 h after treatment. To distinguish between cells in the first and second post-irradiation cycle the fluorescence-plus-Giemsa technique was(More)
Heavy-ion radiobiology is attracting increasing interest for its implications in radiation oncology and space radiation protection. The analysis of chromosome aberrations induced by heavy-ions started already in the 1960s, but the new FISH-painting methodologies are revealing unique features of the action of the heavy charged particles. Heavy-ions induce a(More)
Deep mitochondrial divergence within species may result from cryptic speciation, from phylogeographic isolation or from endosymbiotic bacteria like Wolbachia that manipulate host reproduction. Phengaris butterflies are social parasites that spend most of their life in close relationship with ants. Previously, cryptic speciation has been hypothesised for two(More)
PURPOSE To describe a method for the analysis of radiation induced chromosome aberrations which will in particular be suitable for the comparison of different radiation qualities. The method is applied to previously published data. METHODS The basic idea of the approach is to use the time-course of aberrations up to the time when all cells have passed(More)
PURPOSE The premature chromosome condensation technique has been used to compare chromatin breakage and repair in noncycling V79 cells following high and low LET radiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Plateau-phase V79 cells were exposed to graded doses of low energy Ar ions (LET 1233 keV/microm) and X-rays. Cells were fused to mitotic V79 cells immediately(More)