Imbalance between apoptosis and proliferation causes late radiation damage of salivary gland in mouse.

Severe xerostomia is a common late radiation consequence, which occurs after irradiation of head and neck malignancies. The aim of the present study was to analyze apoptosis and proliferation and their relationship during the late post-irradiation phase. C57BL/6 mice were locally irradiated in head and neck region with a single dose of 7.5 or 15 Gy and… CONTINUE READING