[Functional changes in the bronchoalveolar macrophages during the development of long-term radiation-induced pulmonary complications].

Abstract

The right hemithorax of albino rats was subjected to irradiation of 14.3 Gy at a single dose of 2.2 Gy/min. Local macrophages (BM) were lavaged and studied at different time-points (1 day to 6 mos.) following irradiation. During the phase of radiation pneumonitis, BM activation was revealed, according to an increase in the spreading index, DNA relaxation… (More)

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