Radiation hormesis: Autophagy and other cellular mechanisms

  title={Radiation hormesis: Autophagy and other cellular mechanisms},
  author={Irena Szumiel},
  journal={International Journal of Radiation Biology},
  pages={619 - 628}
  • I. Szumiel
  • Published 18 June 2012
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Radiation Biology
Abstract Purpose: To review the cellular mechanisms of hormetic effects induced by low dose and low dose rate ionising radiation in model systems, and to call attention to the possible role of autophagy in some hormetic effects. Results and conclusions: Very low radiation doses stimulate cell proliferation by changing the equilibrium between the phosphorylated and dephosphorylated forms of growth factor receptors. Radioadaptation is induced by various weak stress stimuli and depends on… 

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