Hemopoietic response to low dose-rates of ionizing radiation shows stem cell tolerance and adaptation.

@article{Fliedner2012HemopoieticRT,
  title={Hemopoietic response to low dose-rates of ionizing radiation shows stem cell tolerance and adaptation.},
  author={Theodor M. Fliedner and Dieter H Graessle and Viktor Meineke and Ludwig Emil Feinendegen},
  journal={Dose-response : a publication of International Hormesis Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={644-63}
}
Chronic exposure of mammals to low dose-rates of ionizing radiation affects proliferating cell systems as a function of both dose-rate and the total dose accumulated. The lower the dose-rate the higher needs to be the total dose for a deterministic effect, i.e., tissue reaction to appear. Stem cells provide for proliferating, maturing and functional cells. Stem cells usually are particularly radiosensitive and damage to them may propagate to cause failure of functional cells. The paper revisits… CONTINUE READING