• Effects of x-irradiation on some aspects of protein metabolism in the frog,Rana hexadactyla

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      Rana hexadactyla ; x-irradiation; protease activity; post-irradiation; lethal dose; sublethal dose

    • Abstract


      Changes in the level of total proteins and protease activity in brain, muscle and liver tissues of normal and x-irradiated frogs were determined. Low doses of radiation produced an increment in protein level while high doses produced decrement. However, protease activity at all doses exhibited an elevatory trend. Exposure of frogs to lethal doses resulted in increased protease activity and decreased protein content during post-irradiation periods. The results are discussed on the basis of protein destruction and lysosomal damage.

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      G Rajarami Reddy1 K Sasira Babu1

      1. Department of Zoology, S V University College of Sciences, Tirupati - 517 502, India
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