Journal of Radiation Research and Radiation Proces ›› 2015, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (3): 30204-030204.doi: 10.11889/j.1000-3436.2015.rrj.33.030204

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Serum AXL as biomarker for acute radiation exposure

LIU Qiong  HE Yin  SHEN Xianrong  JIANG Dingwen  HOU Dengyong  LIU Yuming   

  1. (Naval Medical Research Institute, Shanghai 200433, China)
  • Received:2015-02-06 Revised:2015-04-28 Online:2015-06-20 Published:2015-06-02


To assess the usability of serum AXL as a possible biomarker for acute radiation exposure, the baseline level and variations induced by radiation of serum AXL were analyzed. Three hundred male C57BL/6 mice were randomly divided into radiation groups (n=240) and the control (n=60). After 60Co total-body irradiation at the dose of 1, 3, 5 or 7 Gy respectively, mice were sacrificed and their serums were collected at 24, 48, or 72 h separately. Serum AXL concentration were then analyzed by antibody array. The results suggested that baseline level of serum AXL expression hold steady (186.3±44.20) pg/mL. Moreover, serum AXL concentration is inversely related to the radiation dose within 72 h after exposure. This study uncovers a strong correlation between serum AXL concentration and radiation dose, and serum AXL has a consequential ability to estimate radiation exposure as biomarker.

Key words: AXL, Cytokine, Bio-dosimetry, Ionizing radiation

CLC Number: 

  • R818.04,TL72