radiomimetic


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ra·di·o·mi·met·ic

 (rā′dē-ō-mĭ-mĕt′ĭk)
adj.
Having effects on living tissue similar to those produced by radiation: a radiomimetic chemical.

radiomimetic

(ˌreɪdɪəʊmɪˈmɛtɪk)
adj
(Medicine) (of drugs) producing effects similar to those produced by X-rays
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True radiomimetic chemicals, such as bleomycin and neocarcinostatin induce similar pattern of aberrations as ionising radiation.
It selectively inhibits DNA, RNA and protein synthesis, and has antineoplastic action with radiomimetic properties.
In contrast, exposure to bleomycin, a radiomimetic chemotherapeutic agent that induces substantial double-strand breaks (DSBs) in addition to SSBs, caused a dose-dependent increase in nuclear buds in control cells that was significantly enhanced by XRCC1 knockdown (Figure 4B).