The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of low doses of irradiation on the induction of an apoptotic adaptive response in the murine system using C3H/HeJ mice bearing 8 mm syngeneic tumors, HCa-I and OCa-I. In OCa-I, the 0.05 Gy priming dose significantly reduced the 25 Gy-induced apoptosis by 30%, whereas this reduction was not seen in HCa-I. The analysis of apoptosis-regulating molecules showed that the application of a priming dose increased the radiation-induced p53 level in both tumors. No other regulators changed in OCa-I. However, in HCa-I, the application of a priming dose increased radiation-induced Bcl-XL and Bcl-XS, but not Bcl-2 or Bax. An apoptotic adaptive response induced by low-dose radiation was shown in one murine tumor, OCa-I and Bcl-XL and Bcl-XS appeared to be implicated.
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Acknowledgement This work was supported by the Nuclear Research and Development Program (50044-2000) from the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology.
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