Accession Number : AD0635559

Title :   EFFECT OF WHOLE BODY X-IRRADIATION ON HEMOLYMPH PROTEINS OF LIMULUS POLYPHEMUS.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Rodkey, F. Lee ; Niaussat,Pierre-Marie ; Mackenzie,Maxime

Report Date : 01 APR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Hemolymph of the 'horseshoe crab' Limulus polyphemus was studied by ultracentrifugation and paper electrophoresis. Immature and mature specimens of this species were subjected to whole body X-irradiation up to 60,000 r in a single dose. The number of components in the hemolymph and their sedimentation constants were estimated by ultracentrifugation. No consistent difference was found between the whole hemolymph of control and irradiated specimens. Separation of components by paper electrophoresis likewise did not show a consistent difference between hemolymph of control and irradiated animals. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WHOLE BODY IRRADIATION, *ARTHROPODA), (*BLOOD PROTEINS, *RADIATION EFFECTS), X RAYS, BLOOD, RADIATION DOSAGE, ELECTROPHORESIS, IN VITRO ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE