Accession Number:

AD0648139

Title:

INCREASED RADIATION RESISTANCE OF MICE INJECTED WITH BEE VENOM ONE DAY PRIOR TO EXPOSURE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CA

Report Date:

1966-12-20

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Mice were injected with bee venom dissolved in a 0.90 NaCl solution. This injection was given either intraperitoneally or subcutaneously 24 hours before the mice were irradiated with X rays. It was found that, after exposure to a lethal dose of radiation 800 - 850 R the venom-injected mice had a consistently higher number of survivals than the controls, and that the subcutaneously-injected mice had a higher number of survivals than the intraperitoneally-injected mice. The question as to whether this radioprotective effect of bee venom is due to its general stress-like effect, or to the action of a specific chemical component is discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE