Abstract Title:

Evidence that the radioprotector effect of ascorbic acid depends on the radiation dose rate.

Abstract Source:

Environ Toxicol Pharmacol. 2018 Aug 1 ;62:210-214. Epub 2018 Aug 1. PMID: 30081379

Abstract Author(s):

Elena González, Martha P Cruces, Emilio Pimentel, Petra Sánchez

Article Affiliation:

Elena González


Many studies have revealed that ascorbic acid (Aa) acts as a powerful inhibitor of genetic damage. The objetive of the present study was to evaluate the radioprotector effect of Aa at two diferent radiation dose rates. The somatic mutation and recombination test in Drosophila melanogaster was used. 48 h larvae were treated for 24 h with 25, 50 and 100 mM of Aa. After pretreatment, larvae were irradiated with 20 Gy of gamma rays administered at 36 or 960 Gy/h. Toxicity, development rate and frequency of mutant spots were recorded. Results provide evidence of a radioprotective effect forall tested concentrations of Aa only when 20 Gy were delivered at 36 Gy/h and only with 25 mM using the 960 Gy/h. To consider the use of Aa as radioprotector or therapeutic agent, it is necessary to know its potential under different situations to avoid unwanted injuries.

Study Type : Insect Study

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