(E)4-[4-N,N-dimethylaminophenyl]but-3-en-2-one (DMAP) treatment inhibits the radiation-induced micronucleus formation in bone marrow of BALB/c mice

G.C. Jagetia, P.S. Jacob, M.N.A. Rao

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Abstract

The frequency of micronucleated polychromatic (MPCE) and normochromatic erythrocytes (MNCE) and polychromatic/normochromatic erythrocyte ratio (P/N ratio) was studied in the bone marrow of BALB/c mice administered with 20 mg/kg body weight of (E)4-[4-N,N-dimethylaminophenyl]but-3-en-2-one (DMAP), a phenyl-butenone derivative, 30 min before exposure to different doses of 60Co γ-radiation. A dose-dependent increase in the frequency of MPCE and MNCE was observed in double-distilled water (DDW) or oil + irradiated and DMAP + irradiated groups. The frequency of MPCE and MNCE was significantly less in the DMAP + irradiated group when compared to the DDW or oil + irradiated groups at all the irradiation doses studied. The P/N ratio declined with increasing radiation dose in DDW or oil + irradiated and DMAP + irradiated groups. The inhibitory effect of irradiation on the P/N ratio was less in the DMAP + irradiated group as compared to the DDW or oil + irradiated groups, as evidence by the higher P/N ratio in the former than the latter. The P/N ratio was significantly higher in the DMAP + irradiated group from 1 Gy irradiation onwards. The dose-response relationship was linear-quadratic for MPCE, MNCE and P/N ratio for all the groups studied. © 1994.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)71-80
Number of pages10
JournalMutation Research - Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis
Volume306
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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