Ionizing radiation-induced structural modification of human red blood cells.

@article{Gwozdzinski1991IonizingRS,
  title={Ionizing radiation-induced structural modification of human red blood cells.},
  author={Krzysztof Gwozdzinski},
  journal={Radiation and environmental biophysics},
  year={1991},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={45-52}
}
The effect of gamma radiation on red blood cells have been examined using a spin labeling method. For this purpose two spin labels were used to monitor membrane fluidity: methyl 5-doxylpalmitate (Met 5-DP) and methyl 12-doxylstearate (Met 12-DS). The irradiation of red cells with the doses of 200 and 500 Gy caused decrease of microviscosity in certain regions of lipid bilayer (as indicated by Met 5-DP and Met 12-DS spectra) but did not affect lipid order parameter. The behavior of two other… CONTINUE READING