Accession Number:

AD0733048

Title:

Structural Abnormalities of Hepatic Glycogens Isolated from Gamma Irradiated Rats.

Descriptive Note:

Scientific rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Glycogens from rat livers were isolated by mild extraction procedures 24 hours after a 1000-rad gamma ray whole-body dose to the animals and were analyzed by physical-chemical methods. Glycogens obtained from irradiated animals have a higher average chain length and consequently a lower degree of branching than glycogens from nonirradiated animals. The biosynthesis of such an abnormal polysaccharide appears to be related to radiation-induced alterations in the relative activities of glycogen synthesizing enzymes that have been previously reported. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE