Radioprotective Properties of Cystamine, Cysteamine and Cysteine when tested with Chick Fibroblasts in vitro

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Nature 181, 344 – 345 (01 February 1958); doi:10.1038/181344b0

Radioprotective Properties of Cystamine, Cysteamine and Cysteine when tested with Chick Fibroblasts in vitro

P. OFTEDAL, R. OFTEBRO & R. EKER

Norsk Hydros Institute for Cancer Research, The Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo. Oct. 21

IT is well known that a number of SH-containing compounds afford a certain amount of radioprotection to many organisms1,2. However, little information is available about the effects on cells in vitro. The present report deals with a series of experiments on the effects of cystamine, cysteamine and cysteine when added to cultures of chick fibroblasts shortly before irradiation.

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