Radioprotective Effect of Extract From Spirulina Platensis in Mouse Bone Marrow Cells Studied by Using the Micronucleus Test

Toxicol Lett. 1989 Aug;48(2):165-9. doi: 10.1016/0378-4274(89)90171-9.

Abstract

The radioprotective effect of an extract of Spirulina platensis has been studied using the micronucleus test in polychromatic erythrocytes of bone marrow of mice. In this system the extract caused a significant reduction of the micronucleus frequencies induced by gamma-radiation.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bone Marrow / radiation effects*
  • Bone Marrow / ultrastructure
  • Cyanobacteria*
  • Erythrocytes / radiation effects
  • Gamma Rays*
  • Male
  • Mice
  • Micronucleus Tests
  • Plant Extracts / pharmacology
  • Radiation, Ionizing*
  • Radiation-Protective Agents*

Substances

  • Plant Extracts
  • Radiation-Protective Agents