Journal of Radiation Research and Radiation Proces ›› 2016, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (6): 60101-60101.doi: 10.11889/j.1000-3436.2016.rrj.

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Progress in fungi melanin radioprotection

SONG Yuan1,2, LIU Jing2, CHEN Jihong2, LI Wenjian2, HU Wei2, LIU Lu2   

  1. 1. School of Pharmacy, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China;
    2. Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China
  • Received:2016-08-15 Revised:2016-10-30 Online:2016-12-20 Published:2016-12-08
  • Supported by:

    Supported by the "Western Light" Foundation (2011)


The progress of fungal melanins' radioprotection mechanism was summarized in four aspects:electron transfer and energy transmission, radicals scavenging, binding of metals, and photoprotection. The breakthrough in the future research will be focused on the determination of secondary structure, the energy transfer effect, and the radioprotection in organism.

Key words: Melanin, Fungi, Radiation protection

CLC Number: 

  • TL71