Accession Number:

AD0005468

Title:

STUDIES ON THE PROTECTIVE ACTION OF SULFHYDRYL COMPOUNDS AGAINST X- IRRADIATION

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Report Date:

1952-11-12

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Cysteine, in a concentration of 850 mgkg body weight administered intravenously 10 min prior to total body irradiation with 880 r, counteracted the inhibiting effect of x-rays on nucleic acid synthesis in the intestinal mucosa of the albino rat. Immediately after irradiation the rats received 20-50 micro-c P to the power of 32 intraperitoneally. The small intestine was used for determining the inorganic tissue P and desoxypentose nucleic acid P and their specific activities.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Radiation Shielding, Protection and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE