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Journal of Radiation Research

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637346/an-ion-beam-induced-arabidopsis-mutant-with-marked-chromosomal-rearrangement
#1
Ayako N Sakamoto, Vo Thi Thuong Lan, Satoru Fujimoto, Sachihiro Matsunaga, Atsushi Tanaka
Ion beams have been used as an effective tool in mutation breeding for the creation of crops with novel characteristics. Recent analyses have revealed that ion beams induce large chromosomal alterations, in addition to small mutations comprising base changes or frameshifts. In an effort to understand the potential capability of ion beams, we analyzed an Arabidopsis mutant possessing an abnormal genetic trait. The Arabidopsis mutant uvh3-2 is hypersensitive to UVB radiation when photoreactivation is unavailable...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595311/evaluation-of-rectum-and-bladder-dose-accumulation-from-external-beam-radiotherapy-and-brachytherapy-for-cervical-cancer-using-two-different-deformable-image-registration-techniques
#2
Noriyuki Kadoya, YuYa Miyasaka, Takaya Yamamoto, Yoshihiro Kuroda, Kengo Ito, Mizuki Chiba, Yujiro Nakajima, Noriyoshi Takahashi, Masaki Kubozono, Rei Umezawa, Suguru Dobashi, Ken Takeda, Keiichi Jingu
We evaluated dose-volume histogram (DVH) parameters based on deformable image registration (DIR) between brachytherapy (BT) and external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) that included a center-shielded (CS) plan. Eleven cervical cancer patients were treated with BT, and their pelvic and CS EBRT were studied. Planning CT images for EBRT and BT (except for the first BT, used as the reference image) were deformed with DIR to reference image. We used two DIR parameter settings: intensity-based and hybrid. Mean Dice similarity coefficients (DSCs) comparing EBRT with the reference for the uterus, rectum and bladder were 0...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595296/impact-of-time-interval-and-dose-rate-on-cell-survival-following-low-dose-fractionated-exposures
#3
Shingo Terashima, Yoichiro Hosokawa, Eichi Tsuruga, Yasushi Mariya, Toshiya Nakamura
Enhanced cell lethality, also known as hyper-radiosensitivity, has been reported at low doses of radiation (≤0.5 Gy) in various cell lines, and is expected to be an effective cancer therapy. We conducted this study to examine the impact of time interval and dose rate of low-dose fractionated exposures with a short time interval. We evaluated the cell-survival rates of V79 and A549 cells using clonogenic assays. We performed fractionated exposures in unit doses of 0.25, 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0 Gy. We exposed the cells to 2 Gy of X-rays (i) at dose-rates of 1...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541506/differences-in-responses-to-x-ray-exposure-between-osteoclast-and-osteoblast-cells
#4
Jian Zhang, Ziyang Wang, Anqing Wu, Jing Nie, Hailong Pei, Wentao Hu, Bing Wang, Peng Shang, Bingyan Li, Guangming Zhou
Radiation-induced bone loss is a potential health concern for cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy. Enhanced bone resorption by osteoclasts and decreased bone formation by osteoblasts were thought to be the main reasons. In this study, we showed that both pre-differentiating and differentiating osteoclasts were relatively sensitive to X-rays compared with osteoblasts. X-rays decreased cell viability to a greater degree in RAW264.7 cells and in differentiating cells than than in osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510700/enhanced-biological-activities-of-gamma-irradiated-persimmon-leaf-extract
#5
Byoung-Ok Cho, Denis Nchang Che, Hong-Hua Yin, Seon-Il Jang
The aim of this study was to compare the anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory activities of gamma-irradiated persimmon leaf extract (GPLE) with those of non-irradiated persimmon leaf extract (PLE). Ethanolic extract of persimmon leaf was exposed to gamma irradiation at a dose of 10 kGy. After gamma irradiation, the color of the extract changed from dark brown to light brown. The anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory activities of GPLE and PLE were assessed from: total polyphenol and total flavonoid contents; 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assay; 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonic acid) (ABTS) assay, and levels of pro-inflammatory mediators such as nitric oxide (NO), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) and interleukin-6 (IL-6)...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498931/protective-effects-of-hot-spring-water-drinking-and-radon-inhalation-on-ethanol-induced-gastric-mucosal-injury-in-mice
#6
Reo Etani, Takahiro Kataoka, Norie Kanzaki, Akihiro Sakoda, Hiroshi Tanaka, Yuu Ishimori, Fumihiro Mitsunobu, Takehito Taguchi, Kiyonori Yamaoka
Radon therapy using radon (222Rn) gas is classified into two types of treatment: inhalation of radon gas and drinking water containing radon. Although short- or long-term intake of spa water is effective in increasing gastric mucosal blood flow, and spa water therapy is useful for treating chronic gastritis and gastric ulcer, the underlying mechanisms for and precise effects of radon protection against mucosal injury are unclear. In the present study, we examined the protective effects of hot spring water drinking and radon inhalation on ethanol-induced gastric mucosal injury in mice...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482074/carbon-ion-irradiation-abrogates-lin28b-induced-x-ray-resistance-in-melanoma-cells
#7
Seong-Joon Park, Kyu Heo, Chulwon Choi, Kwangmo Yang, Akiko Adachi, Hiroko Okada, Yukari Yoshida, Tatsuya Ohno, Takashi Nakano, Akihisa Takahashi
The Lin28/let-7 axis plays an important role in tumor initiation and developmental processes. Lin28B is upregulated in a variety of cancers, and its overexpression enhances cancer cell proliferation and radioresistance through the suppression of let-7 micro RNA expression. In this study, we investigated the role of the Lin28/let7 axis as a target for radiosensitization of melanoma cancer cells. The overexpression of Lin28B reduced mature let-7 microRNA expression in melanoma cell lines, and enhanced the sphere-forming ability of melanoma cell lines, which is a characteristic of cancer stem cell (CSC) populations...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472381/a-simulation-study-on-the-dosimetric-benefit-of-real-time-motion-compensation-in-spot-scanning-proton-therapy-for-prostate
#8
Yusuke Fujii, Taeko Matsuura, Seishin Takao, Yuka Matsuzaki, Takaaki Fujii, Naoki Miyamoto, Kikuo Umegaki, Kentaro Nishioka, Shinichi Shimizu, Hiroki Shirato
For proton spot scanning, use of a real-time-image gating technique incorporating an implanted marker and dual fluoroscopy facilitates mitigation of the dose distribution deterioration caused by interplay effects. This study explored the advantages of using a real-time-image gating technique, with a focus on prostate cancer. Two patient-positioning methods using fiducial markers were compared: (i) patient positioning only before beam delivery, and (ii) patient positioning both before and during beam delivery using a real-time-gating technique...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444359/realistic-dosimetry-for-studies-on-biological-responses-to-x-rays-and-%C3%AE-rays
#9
Mehrdad Shahmohammadi Beni, Dragana Krstic, Dragoslav Nikezic, Kwan Ngok Yu
A calibration coefficient R (= DA/DE) for photons was employed to characterize the photon dose in radiobiological experiments, where DA was the actual dose delivered to cells and DE was the dose recorded by an ionization chamber. R was determined using the Monte Carlo N-Particle version 5 (MCNP-5) code. Photons with (i) discrete energies, and (ii) continuous-energy distributions under different beam conditioning were considered. The four studied monoenergetic photons had energies E = 0.01, 0.1, 1 and 2 MeV...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444207/characterization-of-relative-biological-effectiveness-for-conventional-radiation-therapy-a-comparison-of-clinical-6-mv-x-rays-and-137cs
#10
Michelle Howard, Chris Beltran, Jann Sarkaria, Michael G Herman
Various types of radiation are utilized in the treatment of cancer. Equal physical doses of different radiation types do not always result in the same amount of biological damage. In order to account for these differences, a scaling factor known as the relative biological effectiveness (RBE) can be used. 137Cesium (137Cs) has been used as a source of radiation in a significant body of radiation therapy research. However, high-energy X-rays, such as 6 MV X-rays, are currently used clinically to treat patients...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430990/three-dimensional-dose-prediction-and-validation-with-the-radiobiological-gamma-index-based-on-a-relative-seriality-model-for-head-and-neck-imrt
#11
Noriaki Hamatani, Iori Sumida, Yutaka Takahashi, Michio Oda, Yuji Seo, Fumiaki Isohashi, Keisuke Tamari, Kazuhiko Ogawa
This study proposes a quality assurance (QA) method incorporating radiobiological factors based on the QUANTEC-determined tumor control probability and the normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) of head-and-neck intensity-modulated radiation therapy (HN-IMRT). Per-beam measurements were conducted for 20 cases using a 2D detector array. Three-dimensional predicted dose distributions within targets and organs at risk were reconstructed based on the per-beam QA results derived from differences between planned and measured doses...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419319/influence-of-concentration-nanoparticle-size-beam-energy-and-material-on-dose-enhancement-in-radiation-therapy
#12
Chulhwan Hwang, Ja Mee Kim, JungHoon Kim
The purpose of this study was to analyse the effects of the type, concentration, and nanoparticle diameter of dose enhancement materials on the dose enhancement of low- and high-energy megavoltage (MV) X-rays acquired from a medical linear accelerator using Monte Carlo simulation. Monte Carlo simulation was performed with the Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport (MCNPX) code, using the energy spectrum of the linear accelerator and a mathematical Snyder head phantom. A 5-cm-diameter virtual tumour was defined in the centre of the phantom...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402443/effect-of-radiation-induced-endothelial-cell-injury-on-platelet-regeneration-by-megakaryocytes
#13
Fang Chen, Mingqiang Shen, Dongfeng Zeng, Cheng Wang, Song Wang, Shilei Chen, Yong Tang, Mengjia Hu, Mo Chen, Yongping Su, Xinze Ran, Yang Xu, Junping Wang
Thrombocytopenia is an important cause of hemorrhage and death after radiation injury, but the pathogenesis of radiation-induced thrombocytopenia has not been fully characterized. Here, we investigated the influence of radiation-induced endothelial cell injury on platelet regeneration. We found that human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) underwent a high rate of apoptosis, accompanied by a significant reduction in the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) at 96 h after radiation. Subsequent investigations revealed that radiation injury lowered the ability of HUVECs to attract migrating megakaryocytes (MKs)...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402432/educational-outcomes-of-a-medical-physicist-program-over-the-past-10%C3%A2-years-in-japan
#14
Noriyuki Kadoya, Kumiko Karasawa, Iori Sumida, Hidetaka Arimura, Yasumasa Kakinohana, Shigeto Kabuki, Hajime Monzen, Teiji Nishio, Hiroki Shirato, Syogo Yamada
The promotion plan for the Platform of Human Resource Development for Cancer (Ganpro) was initiated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan in 2007, establishing a curriculum for medical physicists. In this study, we surveyed the educational outcomes of the medical physicist program over the past 10 years since the initiation of Ganpro. The Japan Society of Medical Physics mailing list was used to announce this survey. The questionnaire was created by members of the Japanese Board for Medical Physicist Qualification, and was intended for the collection of information regarding the characteristics and career paths of medical physics students...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339761/combined-modality-therapy-in-stage-iiia-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-clarity-or-confusion-despite-the-highest-level-of-evidence
#15
Branislav Jeremic, Francesc Casas, Pavol Dubinsky, Antonio Gomez-Caamano, Nikola Cihoric, Gregory Videtic, Miroslav Latinovic
Recent years have witnessed a number of clinical trials in Stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) comparing (A) induction chemotherapy (CHT) with induction CHT and radiotherapy (RT), each followed by surgery; (B) either induction CHT or induction RT-CHT, each followed by surgery, with definitive RT-CHT (no surgery). Due to the heterogeneity of patient, tumor and treatment characteristics across these trials, various meta-analyses (MAs) have been performed to define the optimal treatment approach in this setting for this clinical presentation...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122968/phosphoprotein-profiles-of-candidate-markers-for-early-cellular-responses-to-low-dose-%C3%AE-radiation-in-normal-human-fibroblast-cells
#16
Ji-Hye Yim, Jung Mi Yun, Ji Young Kim, In Kyung Lee, Seon Young Nam, Cha Soon Kim
Ionizing radiation causes biological damage that leads to severe health effects. However, the effects and subsequent health implications caused by exposure to low-dose radiation are unclear. The objective of this study was to determine phosphoprotein profiles in normal human fibroblast cell lines in response to low-dose and high-dose γ-radiation. We examined the cellular response in MRC-5 cells 0.5 h after exposure to 0.05 or 2 Gy. Using 1318 antibodies by antibody array, we observed ≥1.3-fold increases in a number of identified phosphoproteins in cells subjected to low-dose (0...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077627/a-feasibility-study-on-the-use-of-phantoms-with-statistical-lung-masses-for-determining-the-uncertainty-in-the-dose-absorbed-by-the-lung-from-broad-beams-of-incident-photons-and-neutrons
#17
Atiyeh Ebrahimi Khankook, Hashem Miri Hakimabad, Laleh Rafat Motavalli
Computational models of the human body have gradually become crucial in the evaluation of doses absorbed by organs. However, individuals may differ considerably in terms of organ size and shape. In this study, the authors sought to determine the energy-dependent standard deviations due to lung size of the dose absorbed by the lung during external photon and neutron beam exposures. One hundred lungs with different masses were prepared and located in an adult male International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) reference phantom...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974510/modeling-cell-survival-and-change-in-amount-of-dna-during-protracted-irradiation
#18
Yusuke Matsuya, Kaori Tsutsumi, Kohei Sasaki, Yuji Yoshii, Takaaki Kimura, Hiroyuki Date
Hyper-radiosensitivity (HRS) is a well-known bioresponse under low-dose or low-dose-rate exposures. Although disorder of the DNA repair function, non-targeted effects and accumulation of cells in G2 have been experimentally observed, the mechanism for inducing HRS by long-term irradiation is still unclear. On the basis of biological experiments and a theoretical study, we have shown that change in the amount of DNA associated with accumulation of cells in G2 enhances radiosensitivity. To demonstrate continuous irradiation with 250 kVp X-rays, we adopted a fractionated regimen of 0...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974509/proton-beam-therapy-for-liver-metastases-from-gastric-cancer
#19
Nobuyoshi Fukumitsu, Toshiyuki Okumura, Daichi Takizawa, Haruko Numajiri, Kayoko Ohnishi, Masashi Mizumoto, Teruhito Aihara, Hitoshi Ishikawa, Koji Tsuboi, Hideyuki Sakurai
Liver metastases from gastric cancer (LMGC) is a non-curable, fatal disease with a 5-year survival rate of <10%. Although various local treatments have been applied, their clinical utility has not been established. The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and effectiveness of proton beam therapy (PBT) for the treatment of patients with LMGC. A total of nine patients (seven men, two women; aged 56-78 years) with LMGC who received PBT between 2002 and 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients who had tumors confined to the liver were investigated, and patients who had extrahepatic tumors were excluded...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974505/metabolomic-screening-using-esi-ft-ms-identifies-potential-radiation-responsive-molecules-in-mouse-urine
#20
Daisuke Iizuka, Susumu Yoshioka, Hidehiko Kawai, Shunsuke Izumi, Fumio Suzuki, Kenji Kamiya
The demand for establishment of high-throughput biodosimetric methods is increasing. Our aim in this study was to identify low-molecular-weight urinary radiation-responsive molecules using electrospray ionization Fourier transform mass spectrometry (ESI-FT MS), and our final goal was to develop a sensitive biodosimetry technique that can be applied in the early triage of a radiation emergency medical system. We identified nine metabolites by statistical comparison of mouse urine before and 8 h after irradiation...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
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