Early models of DNA damage formation

Małgorzata A Śmiałek
2012 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
Quantification of DNA damage, induced by various types of incident radiation as well as chemical agents, has been the subject of many theoretical and experimental studies, supporting the development of modern cancer therapy. The primary observations showed that many factors can lead to damage of DNA molecules. It became clear that the development of experimental techniques for exploring this phenomenon is required. Another problem was simultaneously dealt with, anticipating on how the damage is
more » ... n how the damage is distributed within the double helix of the DNA molecule and how the single strand break formation and accumulation can influence the lethal double strand break formation. In this work the most important probabilistic models for DNA strand breakage and damage propagation are summarized and compared.
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/373/1/012013 fatcat:chsjgqrjxbfwhcqjzxuvwwh7oq