Effect of age on sensitivity of human lymphocytes to radiation. A brief note

R. Kutlaca, R. Seshadri, A. A. Morley

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Abstract

Survival of human lymphocytes after X-ray and ultraviolet irradiation was studied in individuals of various ages using a technique of cloning in soft agar. There was no effect of age on survival after ultraviolet irradiation but lymphocytes from elderly individuals were approximately twice as sensitive to X-radiation as lymphocytes from young individuals. The results are relevant to the possible importance of DNA damage and repair in cellular ageing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-101
Number of pages5
JournalMechanisms of Ageing and Development
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1982
Externally publishedYes

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