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Radiomimetic Action of Lipoxidase


IN the course of our researches on the role of lipoperoxides in animal organisms, we have worked with lipoxidase. The lipoxidase used was obtained from soya bean by Theorell, Homan and Akeson's technique1, slightly modified. The animals employed were white mice weighing 20–30 gm. and rats weighing 100–200 gm.

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    Theorell, H., Holman, R. T., and Akerson, A., Acta Chem. Scand., 1, 574 (1947).

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    Puig Muset, P., and Valdecasas, F. G., Trabajos Inst. Nac. Ciencias Med., 4, 389 (1946).

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    Bean, J. W., Physiol. Rev., 25, 1 (1945).

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    Whitfield, A. G. W., Bond, W. H., and Arnott, W. M., J. Rad., 6, 12 (1954). Brown, R. F., Amer. J. Roentg., 75, 976 (1956).

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