Radioprotection of whole-body gamma irradiation induced alterations in lipid metabolism of liver and plasma by AET (S-2, aminoethyl isothiuronium Br. H. Br.) and serotonin in rats.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Radioprotective effect of AET, serotonin and their mixture has been studied on liver and plasma lipid metabolism 24 hrs and 48 hrs after irradiation in fasted male rats. AET and serotonin both gave significant radioprotection to certain liver and plasma lipid components, but the mixture of the two afforded a better protection. The non-radioprotection of plasma NEFA, phospholipids and phosphatidyl choline levels by serotonin observed in irradiated rats was because serotonin itself raised the levels of these lipids in control rats. Serotonin alone or in mixture effectively protected the radiation-induced increased incorporation of NaH2(32)PO4 into liver phospholipids. Mixture of AET and serotonin failed to protect the increased incorporation of aceae-1-14-C into liver total fatty acids and cholesterol, but it prevented this increased incorporation into liver triglycerides and phospholipids.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ramanathan, R; Misra, UK

Published Date

  • October 1, 1975

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 150 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 433 - 443

PubMed ID

  • 1189000

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0039-2073


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany