Radiation-induced changes on cell surface charges

G. J. Köteles, Z. Somosy, Tamara Kubasova

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Upon the effects of ionizing radiations the structure and consequently the function of plasma membranes are perturbed. One of their features, the surface charges of cells are altered, accordingly. More and more techniques are becoming available to study these phenomena, in various regions of a cell. Data on radiation-induced changes in electrophoretic mobility, two-phase partition and in bindings of various ligands are presented. The state-of-art on structural changes behind surface charge alterations is reviewed, as well as the most recent data on indications of the possible biological consequences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-399
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Radiation Applications and Instrumentation. Part
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 1987


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