ACTA HISTOCHEMICA ET CYTOCHEMICA
Online ISSN : 1347-5800
Print ISSN : 0044-5991
ISSN-L : 0044-5991
EFFECT OF THORACIC X-IRRADIATION ON GLUCOSE-6-PHOSPHATE DEHYDROGENASE ACTIVITY OF THE PECTORAL MUSCLE OF GUINEA PIG
J. M. BHATAVDEKARV. C. SHAH
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1981 年 14 巻 1 号 p. 51-54

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The histochemical distribution of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) was observed in the major pectoral muscle of a guinea pig that had received 240R thoracic X-irradiation. The irradiation effects were studied at 24, 48 and 72hrs after X-irradiation. Type I fibres of the pectoral muscle were deeply stained showing high activity whereas type II fibres demonstrated minimum enzyme activity. The intermediate fibres had medium levels of G6PD activity. Type II fibres showed more staining at 24 and 48hrs as compared with control muscle. However, at 72hrs all three fibre types showed a marked inhibition of G6PD activity.
The significance of these changes suggests that muscle G6PD metabolism generally altered after irradiation, but the specific nature of these changes and their causes still remain unclear.

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