volume 9, issue 3, P665-686 2017
DOI: 10.18632/aging.101183
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Deepa M. Sridharan, Shiena Enerio, Mark A. LaBarge, Martha M. Stampfer, Janice M. Pluth

Abstract: Exposures to various DNA damaging agents can deregulate a wide array of critical mechanisms that maintain genome integrity. It is unclear how these processes are impacted by one's age at the time of exposure and the complexity of the DNA lesion. To clarify this, we employed radiation as a tool to generate simple and complex lesions in normal primary human mammary epithelial cells derived from women of various ages. We hypothesized that genomic instability in the progeny of older cells exposed to complex damage…

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