Alkoxyglycerols as Growth-stimulating Substances


IN connexion with experiments on irradiated rats, it has been shown that the alkoxyglycerols or their esters prohibit to a certain extent the decrease both of megakaryocytes and of nucleated cells in the bone marrow, a decrease which usually occurs after irradiation1. When radiomimetic substances (for example, leukeran and myleran) are given to rats, a diminution of the above types of cells is equally observed. This diminution is also partly prevented by alkoxyglycerols.

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    Brohult, A., Nature, 181, 1484 (1958).

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    Brohult, A., “Advances in Radiobiology”, Proc. Fifth Int. Conf. Radiobiology, Stockholm, August 1956, 241 (1957).

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BROHULT, A. Alkoxyglycerols as Growth-stimulating Substances. Nature 188, 591–592 (1960).

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