American Journal of Immunology

Effects of Two Different Dose Levels of Irradiation on Thioredoxin Reductase in the Kidney of Guinea Pigs

Nedret Kılıc, Yildiz Guney, Ayse Hıcsonmez, Melike Erol, Ferhan Kömürcü, Aysen Dizman, Ummuhani Ozel Turkcu and Meltem Nalca Andrieu

DOI : 10.3844/ajisp.2006.58.60

American Journal of Immunology

Volume 2, Issue 2

Pages 58-60

Abstract

It is aimed to examine the state of the oxidant-antioxidant system in the liver of guinea pig caused by ionizing radiation at two different dose levels in the early period. The research was carried out on guinea pigs irradiated with the doses of 8 Gy (group 2) or 15 Gy (group 3) (single dose/whole body) in comparison with control group (group 1). The levels of thioredoxin reductase (TR) in the kidney was measured. The results obtained by non-irradiated and irradiated (8 Gy and 15 Gy) kidneys on guinea pigs indicated that; in 8-15 Gy irradiated animal kidneys TR activity elevated significantly (p<0.001) when compared to the controls, but there was no difference between 8 Gy and 15 Gy irradiated animal groups. The data have shown that gamma-irradiation results in significant increase in TR activity at two different dose levels.

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© 2006 Nedret Kılıc, Yildiz Guney, Ayse Hıcsonmez, Melike Erol, Ferhan Kömürcü, Aysen Dizman, Ummuhani Ozel Turkcu and Meltem Nalca Andrieu. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.