UV Radiation: Properties, Effects, and Applications

James A. Radosevich, PhD (Editor)
Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Series: Physics Research and Technology
BISAC: SCI055000

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Ultraviolent (UV) radiation represents a comparatively small part of the total electromagnetic spectrum, yet this portion of the spectrum is responsible for an extremely wide range of effects in many different settings. In biological systems, it can produce good and bad outcomes. We use UV radiation to drive chemical reactions that are desired, and we know that it also drives environmental reactions that are harmful to living organisms. We use UV radiation to interrogate molecules and to analyze cells.

Some animals view our world in the UV radiation range, while astronomers use UV to study the universe; in both cases, what is observed is very different from that observed using other parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. This volume gives the reader just the very beginning of the broad range of properties, applications, and effects of UV radiation and is intended to stimulate the reader to explore more of this fascinating part of the electromagnetic spectrum. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. A Brief Introduction to Electromagnetic Radiation and UV Light
Bulent Aydogan, Ph.D. (The University of Chicago, Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology, Cancer Center, Committee on Medical Physics, Chicago, IL, USA)

Chapter 2. Effects of UV Pre-Treatments on Frozen Vegetables Quality
Filipa I. G. Neves (CBQF - Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina – Laboratório Associado, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Universidade Católica Portuguesa/Porto, Portugal), Margarida C. Vieira (CIQA – Centro de Investigação em Química do Algarve, Instituto Superior de Engenharia, Universidade do Algarve, Campus da Penha, Portugal) and Cristina L. M. Silva (CBQF - Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina – Laboratório Associado, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Universidade Católica Portuguesa/Porto, Rua Dr. António Bernardino Almeida, Portugal)

Chapter 3. Impacts of UV Radiation on Caribbean Coastal Marine Ecosystems
Juan L. Torres-Pérez (Bay Area Environmental Research Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, USA), Roy A. Armstrong (University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Department of Marine Sciences, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico) and Yasmín Detrés (Bay Area Environmental Research Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, USA)

Chapter 4. Melatonin: Possible Role As Light-Protector in Plants
Marino B. Arnao and Josefa Hernández-Ruiz (Department of Plant Physiology, University of Murcia, Spain)

Chapter 5. Role of Hypoxia and Oxidative Stress in Mutagenesis and Metabolic Reprogramming: Driving Forces which Induce Malignancy with UV-Radiation Resistance
Humberto De Vitto, Ph.D. (University of Milano-Bicocca: Biotechnology and Biosciences Department, Milan, Italy)

Chapter 6. Co-Carcinogen and Bioenergetic Modulation of UV-Induced DNA Damage
Benjamin C. Thompson, Diona L. Damian and Gary M. Halliday (Discipline of Dermatology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Bosch Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia)

Chapter 7. Ultraviolet Radiation Effects on Skin Cells and Immune System
Mariela L. Paz, Eliana M. Cela, Adrián D. Friedrich, Federico S. Weill, Juliana Leoni and Daniel H. González Maglio (Investigadora Asistente, Instituto de Estudios de la Inmunidad Humoral (IDEHU- CONICET) Jefa de Trabajos Prácticos, Argentina)

Chapter 8. Mechanisms of Nitric Oxide Mediated UV Resistance in Solid Tumors
Madeeha Aqil and James A. Radosevich (Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA)

Chapter 9. Ultraviolet Vision
Kelly D. Garcia, Ph.D. and James E. Artwohl (Biologic Resources Laboratory, UIC, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA)

Chapter 10. Degradation of Emerging Aromatic Micropollutants by UV-Based Oxidation Processes
M. Sánchez-Polo, J. Rivera-Utrilla, R. Ocampo-Perez, J. J. López-Peñalver, I. Velo-Gala and M. M. Abdel Daiem (Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Granada, Granada, España)

Chapter 11. The Universe in Ultraviolet Light
Ana I. Gómez de Castro (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad De Ciencias Matemáticas, Madrid, Spain)
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Chapter 12. The Use of UV Lasers in Fluorescent Activated Cell Sorter Analysis
Berna Demircan (Istanbul Medeniyet University, Medical School, Department of Medical Biology, Istabul, Turkey), Zane Deliu (University of Illinois, College of Dentistry, Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, Chicago, Illinois, USA), Ozan A. Alkoc (Instanbul Medeniyet University, Medical School, Department of Anatomy, Istanbul, Turkey) and James A. Radosevich (University of Illinois, College of Dentistry, Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Chapter 13. Applications of Ultraviolet Radiation to Analytical Mass Spectrometry
Alexandre Giuliani, Dr. Sc. (Synchrotron SOLEIL, L’Orme des Merisiers - Saint Aubin, and CEPIA, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Nantes, France)

Chapter 14. Effect of Ultraviolet Radiation Induced Crosslinking on Natural Fiber and Biomaterials
M. Fizur Rahman, Jahid M. M. Islam and Mubarak A. Khan (Institute of Radiation and Polymer Technology, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, Bangladesh)

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