[Studies on chemical protectors against radiation. XXXI. Protection effects of Aloe arborescens on skin injury induced by X-irradiation]

Yakugaku Zasshi. 1990 Nov;110(11):876-84. doi: 10.1248/yakushi1947.110.11_876.
[Article in Japanese]


Protective effects of Aloe arborescens (AA) on mouse skin injury induced by soft X-irradiation were examined. The mechanisms on radiation protection by measuring scavenge activity of activated oxygen, protective effects of nucleic acid, induction of antioxidative protein and so on were further investigated. Consequently a significant protective effect of skin injury was observed in AA S6-3-b. As the mechanisms of radiation protection in AA, the following matters were found. AA S6-3-b showed scavenge activity of hydroxyl radicals generated by Haber-Weiss reaction. AA S6-3-b suppressed the changes of activity in superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase at 7d after soft X-irradiation. Metallothionein was induced in the skin and liver against normal mice at 24 h after administration of AA S6-3-b.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Aloe*
  • Animals
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal / pharmacology*
  • Free Radical Scavengers
  • Glutathione Peroxidase / metabolism
  • Liver / metabolism
  • Male
  • Metallothionein / metabolism
  • Mice
  • Plants, Medicinal*
  • Radiation Injuries, Experimental / drug therapy*
  • Radiation Injuries, Experimental / metabolism
  • Radiation-Protective Agents*
  • Skin / radiation effects*
  • Skin Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Skin Diseases / metabolism
  • Superoxide Dismutase / metabolism


  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal
  • Free Radical Scavengers
  • Radiation-Protective Agents
  • Metallothionein
  • Glutathione Peroxidase
  • Superoxide Dismutase