radiomimetic


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ra·di·o·mi·met·ic

 (rā′dē-ō-mĭ-mĕt′ĭk)
adj.
Having effects on living tissue similar to those produced by radiation: a radiomimetic chemical.
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radiomimetic

(ˌreɪdɪəʊmɪˈmɛtɪk)
adj
(Medicine) (of drugs) producing effects similar to those produced by X-rays
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While simple DSBs such as those generated by restriction endonucleases may have either blunt or staggered ends, DSBs induced by physical or chemical agents, such as by ionising radiation and radiomimetic chemicals, both of which are used in cancer therapy, can display increased complexity.
Bleomycin at a concentration of 40 [micro]g/mL can induce radiomimetic damage equal to 2 Gy of gamma radiation which is the standard fraction applied daily to cancer patients in fractionation regimes used in radiotherapy [13].
Occupational exposure to benzene has been shown to cause degeneration of the bone marrow, aplastic anaemia, and leukaemia, owing to its radiomimetic properties [32,33].
True radiomimetic chemicals, such as bleomycin and neocarcinostatin induce similar pattern of aberrations as ionising radiation.