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Predicting the effects of low dose-rate ionizing radiation on redox potential in plant cells

Caplin, Nicol; Willey, Neil

Authors

Nicol Caplin

Neil Willey Neil.Willey@uwe.ac.uk
Professor in Env Plant Physiology



Contributors

Abstract

During exposure of cells to acute high dose-rate ionizing radiation (IR), oxidants from the radiolysis of water can overwhelm antioxidant systems. Protecting flora from the effects of IR released from a nuclear industry of increasing global significance and managing the growth of plants during space flight both necessitate estimating the effects of chronic low dose-rate exposure to IR. In contrast to effects at acute high-dose rates, under chronic low dose-rate exposure it is subtle, progressive, long-term effects on antioxidant systems that it is important to estimate. Here, we outline a method that combines biochemical measurement and mathematical modeling to predict the effects of chronic low dose-rate IR on redox potential in plant cells over time.

Publication Date May 31, 2019
Pages 135-142
Series Title Methods in Molecular Biology
Series Number 1990
Series ISSN 1064-3745
Book Title Redox-Mediated Signal Transduction
ISBN 9781493994618
APA6 Citation Caplin, N., & Willey, N. (2019). Predicting the effects of low dose-rate ionizing radiation on redox potential in plant cells. In J. T. Hancock, & M. E. Conway (Eds.), Redox-Mediated Signal Transduction, (135-142). New York, USA: Humana. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-9463-2_11
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-9463-2_11
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-9463-2_11
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