Feeding of palm oil carotene to mice did not modify X-ray-induced chromosomal damage in bone marrow cells.

@article{Umegaki1995FeedingOP,
  title={Feeding of palm oil carotene to mice did not modify X-ray-induced chromosomal damage in bone marrow cells.},
  author={Keizo Umegaki and S Hirota and Masahiro Aoshima and S Aoki and Takatoshi Esashi},
  journal={Journal of nutritional science and vitaminology},
  year={1995},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={
          33-42
        }
}
The influence of palm oil carotene treatment on X-ray-induced chromosomal damage in bone marrow cells of mice was studied. Palm oil carotene contains alpha- and beta-carotene in a ratio of 1:3. Mice were fed either a basal diet or carotene diet containing 50 mg of palm oil carotene/100 g for 15 days. On day 13, mice to be X-ray-irradiated received 0.5 Gy of X-ray to their whole bodies, and the chromosomal damage in bone marrow cells was evaluated in terms of the percentages of micronucleated… 
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Feeding mice palm carotene prevents DNA damage in bone marrow and reduction of peripheral leukocyte counts, and enhances survival following X-ray irradiation.

It is suggested that feeding mice palm carotene prevents radiation-induced damages by way of its antioxidant activity and/or vitamin A activity and the survival of mice that received whole-body X-ray irradiation.

Antioxidative Nutrients and Oxidative DNA Damage

The relationship between oxidative DNA damage and antioxidants in foods is reported, and information about the relationship is presented, including analytical methods for assessing DNA damageand antioxidants in human samples.

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