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B) Clonogenic irradiated cell – increased post-mitotic apoptosis ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? (d) Non-clonogenic irradiated cell – pre-mitotic apoptosis ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? (e) Non-clonogenic irradiated cell – post-mitotic apoptosis ? (f) Non-clonogenic irradiated cell – post-mitotic senescence ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 6 This figure, adapted from Forrester et al. (1999), tracks the fate of several irradiated cells as a function of time (left to right) following exposure to radiation.
The presence of two centromeres in dicentric chromosomes prevents their separation at metaphase, and consequently leads to mitotic catastrophe and eventually cell death. 5 Although the mode of cell death may not affect the overall number of cells that die, it can dramatically affect the timing of their death. In this tumour regrowth experiment (from Brown and Wouters, 1999), tumours composed of p53 wild-type and knockout cells are irradiated and followed as a function of time. The unirradiated tumours grow at a similar rate.
As is the case for apoptosis induced by the DDR, ceramide-induced apoptosis results from pathways activated in response to initial damage caused by irradiation and is not sensitive to DNA repair and checkpoint pathways. Thus, for this form of cell death, the gene products that participate in the activation of apoptosis are important determinants of cellular radiosensitivity. Late cell death: post-mitotic The vast majority of proliferating normal and tumour cells die at a relatively long time after irradiation, usually after attempting mitosis one or more times (Fig.