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The effect of the short wavelength ultraviolet radiation. An extension of biological dosimetry to the UV-C range

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30973 44523 2007 6 PDF Available
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The effect of the short wavelength ultraviolet radiation. An extension of biological dosimetry to the UV-C range
Abstract

Polycrystalline uracil thin layer can be used as biological dosimeter for assessing exposure to UV radiation. The dimerization and reversion efficiency of the ultraviolet radiation in the UV-B and the UV-C range were quantified on polycrystalline uracil thin layers irradiated with quasi-monochromatic radiation using interference filters of 10 nm bandwidth. The dimer formation and monomerization (reversion) dose–effect relations were determined by optical spectroscopy. The decrease of the OD value of the uracil thin layer at 288 nm was taken as a measure of the dimer formation, while the increase of the OD of a completely irradiated (until reaching the saturation level) uracil layer was taken as the sign of the monomerization. The two processes in the UV-B and the UV-C range take place simultaneously, the individual characterization of the dimerization efficiency was performed from the initial slope of the dimerization dose–effect function and an action spectrum for dimerization was constructed in the UV-C range too. The reversion efficiency was found to be practically the same with all of the investigated wavelengths: 200 nm, 210 nm, 220 nm, 230 nm, 240 nm The possible biological relevance of the reversion of dimers are discussed.

Keywords
Nucleic acid damage; Biological UV dosimetry; UV-C and UV-B radiation; Uracil thin layer; Photodimerization; Photomonomerization
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology - Volume 88, Issues 2–3, 25 September 2007, Pages 77–82
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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