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Medaka blastoderm cells are capable of compensating the injured cells irradiated by carbon-ion micro-beam

Yasuda, Takako*; Oda, Shoji*; Asaka, Tomomi*; Funayama, Tomoo; Yokota, Yuichiro; Muto, Yasuko*; Ikeda, Hiroko; Kobayashi, Yasuhiko; Mitani, Hiroshi*

In this present study, we examined the effects of heavy carbon-ions on development in pre-implantation period utilizing medaka blastula stage embryos (st. 11: blastderm diameter is about 500 $$mu$$m). We performed targeted irradiation by carbon-ion micro-beam (diameters of 120, 180 $$mu$$m) to a central parts of blastoderm and observed the abnormalities during development compared with whole-body irradiated embryos. As a results, retardation and characteristic malformed eyes were observed during development when blastoderm cells were partially irradiated, However, more than half of 50 Gy-irradiated embryos (area size=120 $$mu$$m diameter) could hatch normally in contrast to all embryos with 2 Gy of whole-body irradiation being lethal before hutching.



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