VIRUS GROWTH - GENE REPRESSION HYPOTHESIS OF RADIATION PROTECTION BY AUXIN ANALOGUES.
Research communication no. 14,
DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO INC HUNTINGTON BEACH CALIF ADVANCED RESEARCH LAB
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A working hypothesis is developed which postulates 1 that death from radiation sickness in mammals is to an appreciable extent the result of the activation of initially latent but potentially cytopathic viruses, and 2 that a radiation-protective auxin analogue blocks such activation by allosterically stabilizing an active form of an auxin-sensitive repressor of a viral gene. The phenomena of lysogeny and virogeny are used as models to develop this hypothesis. Author