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

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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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OFTEDAL, P., OFTEBRO, R. & EKER, R. Radioprotective Properties of Cystamine, Cysteamine and Cysteine when tested with Chick Fibroblasts in vitro . Nature 181, 344–345 (1958) doi:10.1038/181344b0

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