Task Mechanisms of Cell Survival Following Space Radiation-Induced Mitotic Catastrophe: Implications for Cancer Risk (Completed)
Last Published:  03/26/21 03:34:00 PM (Central)
Short Title: Cell Survival
Responsible HRP Element: Space Radiation
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Funding Status: Completed - Task completed and produced a deliverable
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  1. The principal goal of the present application is to test the hypothesis that cells undergoing mitotic catastrophe (MC-- these cells are large multinucleated, polyploid cells) after exposure to charged particle radiation are able to escape death, to undergo depolyploidization, to give rise to a cell progeny of small mononucleated cells that regain a degree of genomic stability sufficient for them to survive, to proliferate, to acquire transformation competence, and thus to become a focal spot for cancer initiation.


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