Accession Number : AD0843710

Title :   Effect of Radioprotectants on the Prolonged Afterglow of Irradiated Solutions of Serum Albumin,

Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ FELTMAN RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : Sapezhinskii, I. I. ; Silaev, Yu. V.

Report Date : NOV 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : It is shown that substances with a distinct radioprotective effect (sulfur-containing, of the phenol type) affect most markedly the kinetics of prolonged afterglow in irradiated serum albumin. The same substances affect the kinetics even more markedly if added prior to the irradiation, but in the latter case the conditions of experiment do not always make it possible to take in account the portion of light absorbed by the protective substance. By contrast, substances with a feeble radioprotectant effect insignificantly affect the kinetics of afterglow. These findings warrant the assertion that research into the mechanism of the process of prolonged afterglow may shed light on certain aspects of the primary effect of radiation.

Descriptors :   *RADIATION EFFECTS), (*SERUM ALBUMIN, (*RADIOPROTECTIVE AGENTS, RADIATION CHEMISTRY), CHEMILUMINESCENCE, AFTERGLOWS, PHENOLS, ORGANIC SULFUR COMPOUNDS, ADDITIVES, REACTION KINETICS, USSR.

Subject Categories : Pharmacology
      Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE