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Ultraviolet Radiation Effects on Molecules and Cells

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The detrimental effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation are well documented, and appear to be mediated largely through its action upon deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). The most detrimental effect, of course, is cell killing. Other effects include mutagenesis, carcinogenesis, interference with the synthesis of DNA, ribonucleic acid (RNA), and protein, delay of cell division, and changes in permeability and motility. Except for the production of vitamin D in the skin of man, the beneficial effects of UV radiation are not as well documented (see Section 7.6.).

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  • Excision Repair
  • Pyrimidine Dimer
  • Thymine Dimer
  • Postreplication Repair
  • Photochemical Damage

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Smith, K.C. (1977). Ultraviolet Radiation Effects on Molecules and Cells. In: Smith, K.C. (eds) The Science of Photobiology. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-1713-5_5

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