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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418815/educational-activity-for-the-radiation-emergency-system-in-the-northern-part-of-japan-meeting-report-on-the-3rd-educational-symposium-on-radiation-and-health-esrah-by-young-scientists-in-2016
#1
Yusuke Matsuya, Takakiyo Tsujiguchi, Masaru Yamaguchi, Takaaki Kimura, Ryosuke Mori, Ryota Yamada, Ryo Saga, Yohei Fujishima, Hiroyuki Date
In the northern part of Japan, close cooperation is essential in preparing for any possible emergency response to radiation accidents because several facilities, such as the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility, the MOX Fuel Fabrication Plant and the Vitrified Waste Storage Center, exist in Rokkasho Village (Aomori Prefecture). After the accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in 2011, special attention should be given to the relationship between radiation and human health, as well as establishing a system for managing with a radiation emergency...
April 18, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418814/ionizing-radiation-exposure-during-pregnancy-effects-on-postnatal-development-and-life
#2
Shayenthiran Sreetharan, Christopher Thome, Sujeenthar Tharmalingam, Devon E Jones, Adomas V Kulesza, Neelam Khaper, Simon J Lees, Joanna Y Wilson, Douglas R Boreham, T C Tai
Reliable human data on the effects of prenatal exposure to ionizing radiation are largely based on high-dose exposures. Exposure to low doses may produce effects that are not easily observable at birth, and may persist over the course of the offspring's postnatal life. This is important when considering fetal programing, a phenomenon characterized by changes in offspring phenotype due to a stress experienced in utero. In this review, we briefly summarize the known effects of both high- and low-dose exposure to ionizing radiation during pregnancy in humans...
April 18, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418813/radiation-induced-deletions-in-mouse-spermatogonia-are-usually-large-over-200-kb-and-contain-little-sequence-similarity-at-the-junctions
#3
Mieko Kodaira, Jun-Ichi Asakawa, Nori Nakamura
Ionizing radiation can induce mutations, and the majority of radiation-induced mutations in mammalian cells are deletions. The most critical types of radiation-induced DNA damage are DNA double-strand breaks, and these breaks are repaired by either the homologous recombination (HR) pathway or the non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) pathway. The HR pathway is not as mutagenic as the NHEJ pathway, and it is expected that radiation-induced deletions would usually have little sequence similarity around the deletion junction points...
April 18, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414573/phosphatidylserine-translocation-after-radiosurgery-in-an-animal-model-of-arteriovenous-malformation
#4
Newsha Raoufi Rad, Lucinda S McRobb, Zhenjun Zhao, Vivienne S Lee, Nirav J Patel, Anas Sarwar Qureshi, Michael Grace, Joshua J McHattan, Jude V Amal Raj, Hong Duong, Saleh R Kashba, Marcus A Stoodley
Phosphatidylserine (PS) is asymmetrically distributed across the plasma membrane, located predominantly on the inner leaflet in healthy cells. Translocation of PS to the outer leaflet makes it available as a target for biological therapies. We examined PS translocation after radiosurgery in an animal model of brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM). An arteriovenous fistula was created by end-to-side anastomosis of the left external jugular vein to the common carotid artery in 6-week-old, male Sprague Dawley rats...
April 17, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388363/effect-of-carbon-ion-radiation-on-drug-transporters-organic-anion-transporting-polypeptides-in-breast-cancer-cells
#5
Chao Zhou, Yang Rong, Teruaki Konishi, Zhaojian Xiang, Fang Zihui, Mei Hong
Organic anion transporting polypeptides (OATPs) are a family of membrane uptake transporters that play important roles in absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of a wide range of endogenous and exogenous compounds. OATP members, such as OATP1A2, 1B1 and 1B3, were found to transport numerous anticancer agents. For this reason, these uptake transporters have been proposed to serve as novel and potential therapeutic targets for chemotherapy. Previously published studies from our laboratory demonstrated that OATP1A2 expression was upregulated in breast cancer MCF7 cells after X-ray irradiation and the transport of its substrate methotrexate was increased...
April 7, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375681/response-of-fingernail-growth-to-out-of-field-low-dose-x-ray-in-cancer-patients-receiving-radiotherapy
#6
Shichuan Zhang, Huan Peng, Ling He, Xudong Zhang, Yiying Gao, Jun Zhang, Jiabao Ma, Yu Fan, Jian Li, Hao Wen, Jie Wang, Jinchuan Fan
The entire body of a patient with cancer is exposed to low-dose levels of radiation (mGy) during radiation therapy. The safety and biological impact of such exposure to low-dose radiation on the human body are largely unknown. The fingernail is a highly proliferative tissue, and its growth can be monitored during radiation treatment to analyze early effects of low-dose radiation. The fingernails of 30 patients who received external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) were used in this study to investigate the change in nail growth during fractionated radiotherapy...
April 4, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375680/electroacupuncture-improves-cognitive-function-and-hippocampal-neurogenesis-after-brain-irradiation
#7
Xing-Wen Fan, Huan-Huan Liu, Hong-Bing Wang, Fu Chen, Yu Yang, Yan Chen, Shi-Kuo Guan, Kai-Liang Wu
Cognitive impairments after brain irradiation seriously affect quality of life for patients, and there is currently no effective treatment. In this study using an irradiated rat model, the role of electroacupuncture was investigated for treatment of radiation-induced brain injury. Animals received 10 Gy exposure to the entire brain, and electroacupuncture was administered 3 days before irradiation as well as up to 2 weeks postirradiation. Behavioral tests were performed one month postirradiation, and rats were then sacrificed for histology or molecular studies...
April 4, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362168/impact-of-abbreviated-filgrastim-schedule-on-survival-and-hematopoietic-recovery-after-irradiation-in-four-mouse-strains-with-different-radiosensitivity
#8
Merriline Satyamitra, Vidya P Kumar, Shukla Biswas, Lynnette Cary, Leonora Dickson, Srinivasan Venkataraman, Sanchita P Ghosh
Filgrastim (Neupogen(®), granulocyte-colony stimulating factor) is among the few countermeasures recommended for management of patients in the event of lethal total-body irradiation. Despite the plethora of studies using filgrastim as a radiation countermeasure, relatively little is known about the optimal dose schedule of filgrastim to mitigate radiation lethality. We evaluated the efficacy of filgrastim in improving 30-day survival of CD2F1 mice irradiated with a lethal dose (LD70/30) in the AFRRI cobalt-60 facility...
March 31, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362167/adipocyte-secretome-increases-radioresistance-of-malignant-melanocytes-by-improving-cell-survival-and-decreasing-oxidative-status
#9
Pedro Coelho, Liliana Silva, Isabel Faria, Mónica Vieria, Armanda Monteiro, Gabriela Pinto, Cristina Prudêncio, Rúben Fernandes, Raquel Soares
Radiotherapy is a treatment option for the majority of malignancies. However, because melanoma is known to be radioresistant, the use of ionizing radiation as an adjuvant therapy in cutaneous melanoma patients is ineffective. Obesity has now been recognized as a risk factor for melanoma. High adiposity is generally associated with a more pro-oxidative status. Oxidative stress is a major player in radiation therapy and also a common link between obesity and cancer. Several adipocyte-released proteins are known to have a role in controlling cellular growth and pro-survival signaling...
March 31, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328310/developing-human-radiation-biodosimetry-models-testing-cross-species-conversion-approaches-using-an-ex-vivo-model-system
#10
Jin G Park, Sunirmal Paul, Natalia Briones, Jia Zeng, Kristin Gillis, Garrick Wallstrom, Joshua LaBaer, Sally A Amundson
In the event of a large-scale radiation exposure, accurate and quick assessment of radiation dose received would be critical for triage and medical treatment of large numbers of potentially exposed individuals. Current methods of biodosimetry, such as the dicentric chromosome assay, are time consuming and require sophisticated equipment and highly trained personnel. Therefore, scalable biodosimetry approaches, including gene expression profiles in peripheral blood cells, are being investigated. Due to the limited availability of appropriate human samples, biodosimetry development has relied heavily on mouse models, which are not directly applicable to human response...
March 22, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328309/ibpro-a-novel-short-duration-teaching-course-in-advanced-physics-and-biology-underlying-cancer-radiotherapy
#11
Michael C Joiner, Monica W Tracey, Sara E Kacin, Jay W Burmeister
This article provides a summary and status report of the ongoing advanced education program IBPRO - Integrated course in Biology and Physics of Radiation Oncology. IBPRO is a five-year program funded by NCI. It addresses the recognized deficiency in the number of mentors available who have the required knowledge and skill to provide the teaching and training that is required for future radiation oncologists and researchers in radiation sciences. Each year, IBPRO brings together 50 attendees typically at assistant professor level and upwards, who are already qualified/certified radiation oncologists, medical physicists or biologists...
March 22, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323577/mitigation-of-radiation-induced-epithelial-damage-by-the-tlr5-agonist-entolimod-in-a-mouse-model-of-fractionated-head-and-neck-irradiation
#12
Ilia A Toshkov, Anatoli S Gleiberman, Vadim L Mett, Alan D Hutson, Anurag K Singh, Andrei V Gudkov, Lyudmila G Burdelya
Radiation treatment of head and neck cancer frequently causes severe collateral damage to normal tissues including mouth mucosa, salivary glands and skin. This toxicity limits the radiation dose that can be delivered and affects the patient's quality of life. Previous studies in mice and nonhuman primates showed that entolimod, a toll-like receptor 5 (TLR5) agonist derived from bacterial flagellin, effectively reduced radiation damage to hematopoietic and gastrointestinal tissues in both total-body and local irradiation scenarios, with no protection of tumors...
March 21, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323576/tat-rasgap317-326-enhances-radiosensitivity-of-human-carcinoma-cell-lines-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-through-promotion-of-delayed-mitotic-cell-death
#13
Pelagia Tsoutsou, Alessandro Annibaldi, David Viertl, Jonathan Ollivier, Franz Buchegger, Marie-Catherine Vozenin, Jean Bourhis, Christian Widmann, Oscar Matzinger
The synthetic peptide TAT-RasGAP317-326 has been shown to potentiate the efficacy of anti-cancer drugs. In this study, we explored the action of TAT-RasGAP317-326 when combined with radiation by investigating its radiosensitizing activity in vitro and in vivo. To investigate the modulation of intrinsic radiosensitivity induced by TAT-RasGAP317-326, clonogenic assays were performed using four human cancer cell lines, HCT116 p53(+/+) (ATCC: CCL-247), HCT116 p53(-/-), PANC-1 (ATCC: CRL-1469) and HeLa (ATCC: CCL-2), as well as one nontumor cell line, HaCaT (CLS: 300493)...
March 21, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323575/lung-laryngeal-and-other-respiratory-cancer-incidence-among-japanese-atomic-bomb-survivors-an-updated-analysis-from-1958-through-2009
#14
Elizabeth K Cahoon, Dale L Preston, Donald A Pierce, Eric Grant, Alina V Brenner, Kiyohiko Mabuchi, Mai Utada, Kotaro Ozasa
The Life Span Study (LSS) of Japanese atomic bomb survivors is comprised of a large, population-based cohort offering one of the best opportunities to study the relationship between exposure to radiation and incidence of respiratory cancers. Risks of lung, laryngeal and other cancers of the respiratory system were evaluated among 105,444 LSS subjects followed from 1958 to 2009. During this period, we identified 2,446 lung, 180 laryngeal and 115 other respiratory (trachea, mediastinum and other ill-defined sites) first primary incident cancer cases...
March 21, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319463/solid-cancer-incidence-among-the-life-span-study-of-atomic-bomb-survivors-1958-2009
#15
Eric J Grant, Alina Brenner, Hiromi Sugiyama, Ritsu Sakata, Atsuko Sadakane, Mai Utada, Elizabeth K Cahoon, Caitlin M Milder, Midori Soda, Harry M Cullings, Dale L Preston, Kiyohiko Mabuchi, Kotaro Ozasa
This is the third analysis of solid cancer incidence among the Life Span Study (LSS) cohort of atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, adding eleven years of follow-up data since the previously reported analysis. For this analysis, several changes and improvements were implemented, including updated dose estimates (DS02R1) and adjustment for smoking. Here, we focus on all solid cancers in aggregate. The eligible cohort included 105,444 subjects who were alive and had no known history of cancer at the start of follow-up...
March 20, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319462/late-effects-of-exposure-to-ionizing-radiation-and-age-on-human-thymus-morphology-and-function
#16
Reiko Ito, Laura P Hale, Susan M Geyer, Jie Li, Andrew Sornborger, Junko Kajimura, Yoichiro Kusunoki, Kengo Yoshida, Marcel R M van den Brink, Seishi Kyoizumi, Nancy R Manley, Kei Nakachi, Gregory D Sempowski
The thymus is essential for proper development and maintenance of a T-cell repertoire that can respond to newly encountered antigens, but its function can be adversely affected by internal factors such as pregnancy and normal aging or by external stimuli such as stress, infection, chemotherapy and ionizing radiation. We have utilized a unique archive of thymus tissues, obtained from 165 individuals, exposed to the 1945 atomic bomb blast in Hiroshima, to study the long-term effects of receiving up to ∼3 Gy dose of ionizing radiation on human thymus function...
March 20, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319461/monocytes-macrophages-mobilization-orchestrate-neovascularization-after-localized-colorectal-irradiation
#17
Céline Loinard, José Vilar, Fabien Milliat, Bernard Lévy, Marc Benderitter
In patients undergoing radiotherapy for cancer, radiation dose to healthy tissue can occur, causing microvascular damage. Monocytes that have been shown to promote tissue revascularization comprise the subsets: CD11b(+)Ly6G(-)7/4(hi)/monocytes(hi) and CD11b(+)Ly6G(-)7/4(lo)/monocytes(lo). We hypothesized that monocytes were implicated in postirradiation blood vessel formation. C57Bl6 mice underwent localized colorectal irradiation and were sacrificed at different times after exposure. Bone marrow, spleen, blood and colon were collected...
March 20, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398880/cerebrovascular-remodeling-and-neuroinflammation-is-a-late-effect-of-radiation-induced-brain-injury-in-non-human-primates
#18
Rachel N Andrews, Linda J Metheny-Barlow, Ann M Peiffer, David B Hanbury, Janet A Tooze, J Daniel Bourland, Robert E Hampson, Samuel A Deadwyler, J Mark Cline
Fractionated whole-brain irradiation (fWBI) is a mainstay of treatment for patients with intracranial neoplasia; however late-delayed radiation-induced normal tissue injury remains a major adverse consequence of treatment, with deleterious effects on quality of life for affected patients. We hypothesize that cerebrovascular injury and remodeling after fWBI results in ischemic injury to dependent white matter, which contributes to the observed cognitive dysfunction. To evaluate molecular effectors of radiation-induced brain injury (RIBI), real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) was performed on the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC, Brodmann area 46), hippocampus and temporal white matter of 4 male Rhesus macaques (age 6-10 years), which had received 40 Gray (Gy) fWBI (8 fractions of 5 Gy each, twice per week), and 3 control comparators...
March 6, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398879/parthenolide-selectively-sensitizes-prostate-tumor-tissue-to-radiotherapy-while-protecting-healthy-tissues-in-vivo
#19
Katherine L Morel, Rebecca J Ormsby, Eva Bezak, Christopher J Sweeney, Pamela J Sykes
Radiotherapy is widely used in cancer treatment, however the benefits can be limited by radiation-induced damage to neighboring normal tissues. Parthenolide (PTL) exhibits anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties and selectively induces radiosensitivity in prostate cancer cell lines, while protecting primary prostate epithelial cell lines from radiation-induced damage. Low doses of radiation have also been shown to protect from subsequent high-dose-radiation-induced apoptosis as well as DNA damage. These properties of PTL and low-dose radiation could be used to improve radiotherapy by killing more tumor cells and less normal cells...
March 3, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240558/the-causal-relationship-between-dna-damage-induction-in-bovine-lymphocytes-and-the-fukushima-nuclear-power-plant-accident
#20
Asako J Nakamura, Masatoshi Suzuki, Christophe E Redon, Yoshikazu Kuwahara, Hideaki Yamashiro, Yasuyuki Abe, Shintaro Takahashi, Tomokazu Fukuda, Emiko Isogai, William M Bonner, Manabu Fukumoto
The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FNPP) accident, the largest nuclear incident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, occurred when the plant was hit by a tsunami triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. The subsequent uncontrolled release of radioactive substances resulted in massive evacuations in a 20-km zone. To better understand the biological consequences of the FNPP accident, we have been measuring DNA damage levels in cattle in the evacuation zone. DNA damage was evaluated by assessing the levels of DNA double-strand breaks in peripheral blood lymphocytes by immunocytofluorescence-based quantification of γ-H2AX foci...
February 27, 2017: Radiation Research
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