Deoxyribonucleoprotein structure and radiation injury: cellular radiosensitivity is determined by LET infinity -dependent DNA damage in hydrated deoxyribonucleoproteins and the extent of its repair.

@article{Lett1992DeoxyribonucleoproteinSA,
  title={Deoxyribonucleoprotein structure and radiation injury: cellular radiosensitivity is determined by LET infinity -dependent DNA damage in hydrated deoxyribonucleoproteins and the extent of its repair.},
  author={Jean-François Lett and Edward L. Peters},
  journal={Advances in space research : the official journal of the Committee on Space Research},
  year={1992},
  volume={12 2-3},
  pages={51-8}
}
For decades, theories of cellular radiosensitivity relied upon the initial patterns of energy deposition to explain radiation lethality. Such theories are unsound: cellular (DNA) repair also underlies cellular radiosensitivity. For the charged particles encountered in deep space, both the types of DNA damage caused in cellular deoxyribonucleoproteins and… CONTINUE READING