Experientia

, Volume 34, Issue 9, pp 1216–1217

Effect of vitamin E on post irradiation death in mice

  • M. A. Malick
  • R. M. Roy
  • J. Sternberg
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01922966

Cite this article as:
Malick, M.A., Roy, R.M. & Sternberg, J. Experientia (1978) 34: 1216. doi:10.1007/BF01922966

Summary

The 30-day survival after exposure to 800 Rad60Co gamma radiation has been compared for female mice maintained on vitamin E deficient, vitamin E supplemented or regular lab rations before and/or after irradiation. Pre- or post-irradiation dietary supplementation had no effect on survival; however, injection ofa-tocopherol immediately after irradiation significantly reduced radiation lethality.

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Malick
    • 1
  • R. M. Roy
    • 1
  • J. Sternberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesConcordia UniversityMontreal(Canada)
  2. 2.Hygiène des milieuxUniversité de MontréalMontréal(Canada)