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Title: Study of terahertz-radiation-induced DNA damage in human blood leukocytes

We have carried out the studies aimed at assessing the effect of terahertz radiation on DNA molecules in human blood leukocytes. Genotoxic testing of terahertz radiation was performed in three different oscillation regimes, the blood leukocytes from healthy donors being irradiated for 20 minutes with the mean intensity of 8 – 200 μW cm{sup -2} within the frequency range of 0.1 – 6.5 THz. Using the comet assay it is shown that in the selected regimes such radiation does not induce a direct DNA damage in viable human blood leukocytes. (biophotonics)
Authors:
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  1. International Laser Center, M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow (Russian Federation)
  2. Institute of Cell Biophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Moscow Region (Russian Federation)
  3. Section of Applied Problems at the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)
  4. Institute on Laser and Information Technologies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Shatura, Moscow Region (Russian Federation)
  5. Institute of Laser Physics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22375957
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.); Journal Volume: 44; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; DNA; DNA DAMAGES; FAR INFRARED RADIATION; GHZ RANGE 100-1000; IRRADIATION; LEUKOCYTES; THZ RANGE 01-100