Experientia

, Volume 46, Issue 5, pp 484–486

Serum thymic factor as a radioprotective agent promoting survival after X-irradiation

  • H. Kobayashi
  • H. Abe
  • A. Awaya
  • H. Inano
  • M. Shikita
Research Articles

DOI: 10.1007/BF01954239

Cite this article as:
Kobayashi, H., Abe, H., Awaya, A. et al. Experientia (1990) 46: 484. doi:10.1007/BF01954239

Summary

Serum thymic factor (FTS, zinc-free thymulin) protected mice from death after whole-body X-irradiation. It was significantly radioprotective even when administered after irradiation, but it was more effective when administered both before and after irradiation. The protective effect appears to be due to the enhancement of hematologic recovery in the animals.

Key words

Serum thymic factorthymulinFTSradioprotectorradiation protection

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Kobayashi
    • 1
  • H. Abe
    • 1
  • A. Awaya
    • 1
  • H. Inano
    • 2
  • M. Shikita
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Biological ScienceMitsui Pharmaceuticals, Inc.MobaroJapan
  2. 2.National Institute of Radiological SciencesChiba-shiJapan