radioprotective agent


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radioprotective agent

Any substance that shields the body from damage by radioactivity.
See also: agent
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Thomas Jr., "Melatonin as a radioprotective agent: a review," International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, vol.
This sulfur-containing compound supports natural intracellular antioxidant systems, particularly glutathione, rendering it an effective radioprotective agent. (43) NAC has been shown to minimize liver damage from radiation in mice, reducing oxidative damage and resultant DNA damage--both before and after radiation exposure.
Today, there are two strategies for finding an approved radioprotective agent: one approach is to find a safe chemical or biological compound capable of binding to cytokine receptors and hence, stimulating the release of two or more cytokines and indirectly regenerating hematopoietic stem cells (Seyed 2007; Davis et al.