Iodine Incorporated in Cell Constituents during Sensitization to Radiation by Iodoacetic Acid

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Science  31 May 1968:
Vol. 160, Issue 3831, pp. 999
DOI: 10.1126/science.160.3831.999


Iodine atoms are incorporated in bacterial membrane proteins when cells are irradiated in the presence of iodoacetic acid labeled with iodine-131. Such atoms are produced on reaction of iodoacetic acid with the gamma ray-induced hydroxyl radicals in the surrounding medium.

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