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.


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*


  • Plant Extracts
  • Radiation-Protective Agents