The radiorecovery potential of nutraceuticals in cellular defense after ionizing radiation in vitro.

Abstract

BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of two nutraceuticals Amazon Megamin and Immunarc forte in radiorecovery of human lymphocytes after exposure to ionizing radiation in vitro. MATERIAL AND METHODS The incidences of micronuclei, cell proliferation, apoptosis and lipid peroxidation products were examined in cultured human peripheral blood lymphocytes before and after ionizing radiation in a present of nutraceuticals in vitro. RESULTS Results showed that Amazon Megamin and Immunarc forte possess antioxidant properties; they act by eliminating the toxic metabolites, scavenging the free radicals and decreasing lipid peroxidation. CONCLUSION The obtained results indicated that the studied nutraceuticals can help in prevention of the development of injurious caused by ionizing irradiation and, therefore, they encourage studies on their radioprotective properties.

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@article{Leskovac2011TheRP, title={The radiorecovery potential of nutraceuticals in cellular defense after ionizing radiation in vitro.}, author={Andreja Leskovac and Sara Petrovic and Ana Valenta-{\vS}obot and Ivana D. Joksi{\'c} and Milan Z. Baltic and Lidija D Aleksi{\'c} and Gordana Joksiċ}, journal={European review for medical and pharmacological sciences}, year={2011}, volume={15 12}, pages={1421-7} }