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Damage to proteins due to the direct action of ionizing radiation

  • E. S. Kempner (a1)


Proteins exposed to ionizing radiation suffer both reversible and irreversible effects. Reversible effects are defined as those which disappear in a short period of time after the removal of the radiation field and without further treatment of the sample. Irreversible effects are those which cause a permanent alteration in the structure of a protein.



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