RADIATION PROTECTION BY AUXIN ANALOGUES AND ANTIVIRAL AGENTS
DOUGLAS ADVANCED RESEARCH LABS HUNTINGTON BEACH CA HUNTINGTON BEACH United States
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Although plant growth modifiers were found to be totally devoid of radiation-protective activity, their structural analogues were found to protect male Webster white Swiss mice against lethal doses of 60 Co gamma-radiation. A broad-spectrum antiviral agent, statolon, which alone exhibited no activity, was found to synergize the protective action of certain growth modifying analogs. The possibility of latent virus involvement in radiation damage in a manner similar to bacterial lysogeny is also discussed.