Xenon: Effect on radiation sensitivity of HeLa cells

R. J. Schulz, A. M. Markoe, R. Anigstein

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Abstract

HeLa cells, plated onto plastic petri dishes, were exposed to various atmospheres composed of air and carbon dioxide; helium, oxygen, and carbon dioxide; and xenon, oxygen, and carbon dioxide in a pressure vessel. Survival curves with x-rays, 280 kilovolts (peak), show that air and helium have the same effect, but that xenon potentiates x-irradiation to the extent that the dose to produce a given level of survival with xenon is 0.58 of the dose required with air.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)571-572
Number of pages2
JournalScience
Volume163
Issue number3867
DOIs
StatePublished - 1969

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