Critical energies for SSB and DSB induction in plasmid DNA by low-energy photons: action spectra for strand-break induction in plasmid DNA irradiated in vacuum

Kevin Prise, M. Folkard, B.D. Michael, B. Vojnovic, B. Brocklehurst, A. Hopkirk, I.H. Munro

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Abstract

Purpose: To measure action spectra for the induction of single- strand breaks (SSB) and double-strand breaks (DSB) in plasmid DNA by low-energy photons and provide estimates for the energy dependence of strand-break formation important for track-structure simulations of DNA damage.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)881-890
Number of pages10
JournalInternational journal of radiation biology
Volume76
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiation

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