Hair cortical cell counts (HCCC), a new sensitive in vivo assay with possible applications for biological dosimetry.

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In the region of a growing hair follicle where terminal keratinization takes place, the nuclei of the medulla and cortex are gradually degraded. In the zone between rapid cell proliferation in the matrix and the complete loss of the nuclei in the formed hair, the number of medullary cells in the hair proved to be a sensitive-radiation-dose-dependent… (More)

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@article{Potten1993HairCC, title={Hair cortical cell counts (HCCC), a new sensitive in vivo assay with possible applications for biological dosimetry.}, author={Christopher S. Potten}, journal={International journal of radiation biology}, year={1993}, volume={63 1}, pages={91-5} }