Biological responses of tight junction to ionizing radiation and electromagnetic field expostion.

Z. Somosy, G. Bognár, G. Thuróczy, G. J. Köteles

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The tight junctions form and regulate the paracellular barrier in the intercellular spaces between epithelial and endothelial cells. They play important roles in the cellular and pathological processes, which follow exposure to radiation. Therefore, analysis of their changes upon different kind of irradiation may help to understand the basic events governing their function and give important information for the radiobiological research and clinical practice as well. The immunohistochemical data on the distribution of occludin presented here demonstrate the breakdown of tight junctions in Madin Darby kidney cells exposed to ionizing irradiation and show, on the other hand that magnetic field exposures upon 100 microT leave the occludin staining pattern intact.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)571-575
Number of pages5
JournalCellular and molecular biology (Noisy-le-Grand, France)
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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