Accession Number : AD0648223

Title :   EFFECTS OF IONIZING RADIATION ON THE CONCENTRATION OF AMINO COMPOUNDS IN RAT PLASMA,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Craft,Charles E. ; Winstead,Jack A.

Report Date : JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The concentrations of 28 different amino compounds were measured in the plasma of normal and irradiated rats. Preliminary results have indicated a 50% decrease in the concentration of the amino compounds during the first 24 hours, and an additional decrease was measured in the 48-hour postirradiated animals. There were two amino acids, lysine and serine, that showed the greatest decrease in concentration after radiation exposure. This preliminary study clearly indicated significant changes in the concentration of amino compounds in blood plasma after exposure to ionizing radiation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIATION EFFECTS, *AMINO ACIDS), RADIOBIOLOGY, CHROMATOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS, BLOOD PLASMA, RATS

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE