, Volume 35, Issue 5, pp 659–659 | Cite as

Mitochondrial respiration depressed by camphor: A possible aid in radiotherapy

  • D. Guilland-Cumming
  • G. J. Smith


Camphor has been found to decrease the rate of oxygen consumption by rat kidney mitochondria. The rate of oxygen consumption is nearly halved by the addition of 8×10−3 M camphor. It is suggested that camphor may be of use in oxygenating tumours prior to radiotherapy.


Oxygen Respiration Oxygen Consumption Camphor Mitochondrial Respiration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Guilland-Cumming
    • 1
  • G. J. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics and Engineering LaboratoryDepartment of Scientific & Industrial ResearchLower Hutt(New Zealand)

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