Special Issue "Radiation Toxicity in Cells 2014"


A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Toxicology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Terrence Piva
School of Medical Sciences RMIT University PO Box 71 Bundoora Victoria 3083 Australia
Website: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kn6c15nk6ilu
E-Mail: terry.piva@rmit.edu.au
Phone: Office +61 3 9925 6503; Lab 9925 7278
Fax: +61 3 9925 7063
Interests: cell death; photobiology; photoimmunology; skin cancer; enzymology; cell metabolism; oxidative stress; cancer metabolism; cell signalling; cytokines; inflammation; enzyme kinetics; metal oxide nanoparticles; sunscreens

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Life forms on the planet are exposed to different forms of radiation. Such radiation may be emitted from the sun, such as X-rays, radio waves, and visible, ultraviolet or infrared light. Radiation may also come from other natural sources, such as α-, β- or γ-radiation.  Concern has also been raised about the effects of exposure to microwaves, naturally occurring radioactivity, and heat (thermal radiation).  The mechanisms by which these forms of radiation affect cell function differ considerably, but high levels of exposure can result in cell death, and long-term exposure is known to cause a range of cancers.

This issue will look at the cytotoxic effects of radiation on living systems; studies will range from those concerning cultured cells to those discussing population and epidemiology.   While emphasis will be placed on radiation-induced cytotoxicity, studies discussing radiation’s connections with DNA damage, intracellular signaling pathways, caspase activation, membrane damage, ROS/RNS production, gene activation, organelle dysfunction, and animal and epidemiological studies are also encouraged.  Reviews of the mechanisms involved in the cytotoxic effects of electromagnetic radiation are welcomed, as well as studies discussing the effects of long-term human exposure to these forms of radiation.  I encourage you to submit a manuscript to this issue so as to help shed further “light” on the lethal effects that radiation has on cells and individuals.

Similar Special Issue could be found in the following:

Radiation Toxicity in Cells


Prof. Dr. Terrence Piva
Guest Editor


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  • radiation
  • ultraviolet light
  • X-rays
  • γ radiation
  • microwaves
  • cell death pathways
  • DNA damage
  • cell membrane
  • ROS
  • signaling pathways
  • epidemiology studies
  • animal studies

Published Papers

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Last update: 14 February 2014

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