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Soft x-ray-controlled dose deposition in yeast cells: techniques, model, and biological assessment
Author(s): Marziale Milani; Dimitri Batani; Aldo Conti; Alessandra Masini; Michele Costato; Achille Pozzi; I. C. Edmond Turcu
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Paper Abstract

A procedure is presented to release soft x-rays onto yeast cell membrane allegedly damaging the resident enzymatic processes connected with fermentation. The damage is expected to be restricted to regulating fermentation processes without interference with respiration. By this technique fermentation is followed leading to CO2 production, and respiration resulting in global pressure measurements. A solid state pressure sensor system has been developed linked to a data acquisition system. Yeast cells cultures have been investigated at different concentrations and with different nutrients. A non-monotone response in CO2 production as a function of the delivered x-ray dose is observed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2925, Photon Propagation in Tissues II, (6 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.260838
Show Author Affiliations
Marziale Milani, Univ. di Milano (Italy)
Dimitri Batani, Univ. di Milano (Italy)
Aldo Conti, Univ. di Milano (Italy)
Alessandra Masini, Univ. di Milano (Italy)
Michele Costato, Univ. di Modena (Italy)
Achille Pozzi, Univ. di Modena (Italy)
I. C. Edmond Turcu, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2925:
Photon Propagation in Tissues II
David A. Benaron; Britton Chance; Gerhard J. Mueller, Editor(s)

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