Differences in Radiation-induced DNA Damage Responses among Organs; Spatiotemporal Analyses Using Genetically Engineered Mice – Publicly Invited Research

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Research Subject Differences in Radiation-induced DNA Damage Responses among Organs; Spatiotemporal Analyses Using Genetically Engineered Mice
Research Group Leader
Hiroshi Harada
Research Collaborator(s)
  • Michio Yoshimura
    Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
  • Yoko Goto
    Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
  • Minoru Kobayashi
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Radiation Biology Center, Kyoto University

Several lines of research have reported that the radiosensitivity of cells differs among organs; this notion is based on the so-called Bergonie-Tribondeau's law. However, it remains largely unclear how and why tissue microenvironments influence the efficiency of both generating and repairing DNA damage. In our project, we intend to analyze the diversity of radiation-induced DNA damage responses among the major organs by creating genetically engineered mice that allow us to monitor DNA double-strand breaks in real-time. The ultimate goal of our project is to comprehensively understand the impact of space radiation on the human body.