George Whitbeck

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The majority of beef cattle assayed for whole blood glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) activity in Idaho and Washington were deficient in selenium. Cattle in the more arid sections of these states tended to have higher selenium levels than those in areas with moderate and high rainfall. Animals pastured on irrigated forages had lower selenium concentrations(More)
Three groups of 20-month-old pregnant Hereford heifers received 3 regimens of selenium (Se) supplementation. Group 1 received pelleted alfalfa hay, soybean meal, which contained Se (0.313 mg/kg), and 90 mg of Se as sodium selenite/kg of salt-mineral mix ad libitum. Group 2 received the pelleted hay and soybean meal, and group 3 received only the pelleted(More)
Blood glutathione peroxidase activity and selenium levels were found to correlate well, indicating that glutathione peroxidase activity can be used to assess blood selenium levels in beef cattle. The glutathione peroxidase activity of blood is less stable than is the selenium concentration but when blood was stored at 4 degrees C, the glutathione peroxidase(More)
Tumor growth and regression was studied in C57BL/6J mice injected with Moloney sarcoma virus (MSV) and treated with the interferon (IFN)-inducing drug, avridine. Avridine decreased the persistence of tumors when given one or five days after virus, but shortened the prepatent period and increased persistence if given one day prior to virus. Additional(More)
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