Degradation of Thiotaurine by Ionizing Radiations

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THE degradation of sulphur-containing compounds by ionizing radiation has been extensively studied1–3 in view of the protective action of those compounds against radiation damage in animals. Recently, thiotaurine (aminoethylthiosulphonate) has become available for chemical and biological investigation4,5. Since thiotaurine was discovered as a metabolic product of cystine6 and cystamine7 in the rat, and since it is chemically related to cysteamine, it seemed of interest to study its reactivity towards irradiation with X-rays and γ-rays.

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CAVALLINI, D., MONDOVÌ, B., GIOVANELLA, B. et al. Degradation of Thiotaurine by Ionizing Radiations. Nature 184, BA61 (1959) doi:10.1038/184061a0b

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