Ionizing radiation changes the electronic properties of melanin and enhances the growth of melanized fungi Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cryptococcus neoformans
  • Exophiala
  • Melanins
  • Radiation, Ionizing

abstract

  • Exposure of melanin to ionizing radiation, and possibly other forms of electromagnetic radiation, changes its electronic properties. Melanized fungal cells manifested increased growth relative to non-melanized cells after exposure to ionizing radiation, raising intriguing questions about a potential role for melanin in energy capture and utilization.

publication date

  • May 23, 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC1866175

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1371/journal.pone.0000457

PubMed ID

  • 17520016

Additional Document Info

start page

  • e457

volume

  • 2

number

  • 5