The catalase activities in the blood and organs of the acatalasemic (C3H/AnLCsb-Csb) mouse of the C3H strain are lower than those of the normal (C3H/AnLCsa-Csa) mouse. We examined the effects of post low-dose (0.5 Gy) X-ray irradiation which reduced the oxidative damage under carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatopathy in acatalasemic or normal mice. As a result, the 0.5 Gy irradiation after carbon tetrachloride administration decreased the glutamic oxaloacetic and glutamic pyruvic transaminase activity in the acatalasemic mouse blood to a level similar to that of the acatalasemic mouse blood not treated with carbon tetrachloride; this is in contrast to a high-dose (15 Gy) irradiation. In the same manner, pathological disorder was improved by 0.5 Gy irradiation. The fat degeneration in normal mice was quickly reduced, in contrast to acatalasemic mice. These findings suggest that low-dose irradiation after carbon tetrachloride administration accelerates the rate of recovery and that catalase plays an important role in the recovery from hepatopathy induced by carbon tetrachloride, in contrast to high-dose irradiation.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Physiological chemistry and physics and medical NMR|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2005|
- Acatalasemic mouse
- Antioxidant substance
- Post low-dose irradiation
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