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Effects of Gamma Irradiation on Prostaglandin Biosynthesis and Metabolism: Intact Tissues

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Part of the Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Cancer book series (PLAC, volume 5)

Abstract

Exposure to gamma irradiation can affect the synthesis and metabolism of potent biochemical agents within various organs, tissues, and cell types, resulting in a wide range of effects (1,2), potentially either harmful or protective. Ionizing radiation has been shown to produce changes in prostaglandin production by a variety of tissues (3,4); however the precise mechanisms of such alterations and the role of prostaglandins in the patho-physiological effects of ionizing radiation have not been fully elucidated.

Keywords

Gamma Irradiation Mefenamic Acid Intact Tissue Prostaglandin Production Prostaglandin Biosynthesis 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Maternal & Child HealthWilford Hall USAF Medical CenterSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.Department of Reproductive MedicineUniversity of California-San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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