The relationship between ionizing radiation-induced apoptosis and stem cells in the small and large intestine.


Apoptosis is observed in the crypts of the small intestine of healthy animals and man (spontaneous apoptosis). The levels can be dramatically elevated 3-6 h following ionizing radiation exposure. Both the spontaneous and radiation-induced apoptosis in the small intestine crypts are most frequently observed at the positions in the crypt associated with stem… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/bjc.1998.618


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