Influence of cosmic radiation on bioorganic molecules and cells

А. О. Українська


Effective space  industry development and flight planning are impossible without a detailed study of the influence of cosmic radiation on the functioning of living organisms. The article is devoted to the search of information about the influence of cosmic rays on biologically active substances and cells of living organisms. The analysis of scientific data in the field of astrobiology concerning the influence of space rays on the functioning of living matter has been carried out.


cosmic radiation; ionizing radiation; DNA; cells; proteins; lipids


Horneck G. Space Microbiology / Horneck G., Klaus D.M., Mancinelli R.L. // Microbiol Mol Biol Rev. – 2010. – Vol. 74(1). – P. 121–156.

Вечканов Є. М. Основы радиационной биофизики / Вечканов Є. М., Внуков В. В. – Ростов на дону, 2009. – 50 с.

Durante M. Heavy ion carcinogenesis and human space exploration / Durante M., Cucinotta F. A. // Nature Reviews Cancer. – 2008. – Vol. 8. – P. 465–472.

Galactic Cosmic Radiation Induces Persistent Epigenome Alterations Relevant to Human Lung Cancer / [Kennedy E.M. et al.] // Sci Rep. – 2018. – Vol. 30;8(1). – P. 6709.

Hughson R.L. Heart in space: Effect of the extraterrestrial environment on the cardiovascular system / Hughson R.L., Helm A., Durante M. // Nat Rev Cardiol. – 2018. – Vol. 15(3). – P. 167–180.

In vitro and in vivo assessment of direct effects of simulated solar and galactic cosmic radiation on human hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells / [Rodman C. et al.] // Leukemia. – 2017. – Vol. 31(6). – P. 1398–1407.

Full Text: PDF (UA)


  • There are currently no refbacks.