Histone H2AX phosphorylation as a predictor of radiosensitivity and target for radiotherapy.

Based on the role of phosphorylation of the histone H2A variant H2AX in recruitment of DNA repair and checkpoint proteins to the sites of DNA damage, we have investigated gammaH2AX as a reporter of tumor radiosensitivity and a potential target to enhance the effectiveness of radiation therapy. Clinically relevant ionizing radiation (IR) doses induced… (More)