• 22 JAN 13
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    RADIATION PROTEOMICS: A new book edited by Dariusz Leszczynski

    From Dariusz Lesczynski:

    A new book from Springer “RADIATION PROTEOMICS” Ed. D. Leszczynski, is scheduled for publication on Feb. 28, 2013.

    Up to date review of proteomics studies examining radiation effects on cells and tissues
    Included both ionizing and non-ionizing radiation effects
    Review of low-dose ionizing radiation effects
    Review of therapeutic doses of ionizing radiation effects and search for biomarkers of response/damage
    Non-ionizing radiation chapters deal with ELF-EMF, RF-EMF and UV
    For more detailed description of the book and for detailed content please see:


    Proteomics is widely used in search of biomarkers, pharmacology, clinical research and toxicology. With the help of proteomics large amount of information about the physiology of living cells can be obtained in a single experiment. Combining this information with data from genomics and other high-throughput screening techniques like transcriptomics and metabolomics allows gaining new insights into physiology of life and diseases.

    The area of research that is still waiting for the proteomics “boom” is the search for the biological effects of radiation. It is relatively much known about the effects of high doses of radiation, both ionizing and non-ionizing. However, much less is known about the effects of low or very low doses of radiation, to which people are often exposed in their every day life. The effects of the low doses of ionizing radiation (e.g. bystander effect) or low doses of non-ionizing radiation (e.g. effect of radiation emitted by wireless communication devices) are not yet reliably established. Often these effects are small and difficult to discover and to replicate. One of the limiting factors in the research of low dose radiation effects is often the lack of the knowledge of the cellular target molecules.

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