Low-Level X-ray Damage to Amphibian Erythrocytes

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Science  05 Jun 1959:
Vol. 129, Issue 3362, pp. 1551-1553
DOI: 10.1126/science.129.3362.1551


In vitro x-irradiation of frog and Amphiuma erythrocytes caused cytophysiological damage to part of the cell population. There was a significant decrease in the percentage of normal cells and some hemolysis. Changes were also observed in the electrical capacitance and potassium-42 uptake of irradiated erythrocytes.