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Herbal radiomodulators: applications in medicine, homeland defence and space.

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This book discusses the potential of radiation countermeasure agents and radiosensitizers of herbal origin, and their multifaceted mode of action, particularly in nuclear operations, rescue operations, deep space missions, and application during radiotherapy. The book has 22 chapters divided into 6 sections covering: herbals for radiomodulation; phytomedicine for radioprotection and management of ...


Chapter 15 (Page no: 215)

Novel strategies for protecting mitochondria (the cellular powerhouse) against low-LET radiation: a review.

This book chapter focuses on novel strategies for protecting the mitochondria from ionizing radiation. It specifically highlights the radioprotective properties of plant extracts (of Asparagus racemosus, Podophyllum hexandrum, Hippophae rhamnoides). The properties of free radicals and their cellular localization are also summarized. Furthermore, the radiation effects on biomolecules and cell organelles, such as the mitochondria are discussed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Radiomodulatory compounds of herbal origin for new frontiers in medicine, homeland security, management of radiological incidents and space applications. Author(s): Rajesh Arora Kumar, R. Sharma, A. Tripathi, R. P.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 25) Indian medicinal herbs and ayurvedic formulations as potential radioprotectors. Author(s): Maurya, D. K. Devasagayam, T. P. A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 47) Irradiation, radioprotection and Nigella sativa. Author(s): Cemek, M. Büyükokuroğlu, M. E. Bayıroğlu, F. Koç, M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 67) Modulation of radiation-induced damage by Serbian natural plant products: implications for radioprotection. Author(s): Joksić, G. Leskovac, A. Petrović, S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 83) Phytoceuticals for radioprotection with special reference to Egyptian flora. Author(s): Abdel-Hamid, N. M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 87) Melatonin mitigates the damaging effects of ionizing radiation. Author(s): Reiter, R. J. Tan, D. X. Tamura, H. Manchester, L. C. Terron, M. P.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 101) Radioprotective effect of citrus and hawthorn extracts against genotoxicty induced by gamma irradiation. Author(s): Hosseinimehr, S. J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 109) The healing potential of indigenous essential oils from New Zealand in the prevention and management of radiation-induced mucositis. Author(s): Maddocks-Jennings, W.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 125) Piper betel leaves: a potential gold mine of radioprotective and photoprotective compounds. Author(s): Debashish Banerjee Subrata Chattopadhyay
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 141) Dietary antioxidants and phytochemicals in radioprotection and therapy. Author(s): Borek, C.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 151) Effects of berry fruits on neurocognitive deficits produced by exposure to space radiation. Author(s): Rabin, B. M. Joseph, J. A. Shukitt-Hale, B.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 163) Radioprotection by the soy isoflavone genistein. Author(s): Landauer, M. R.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 175) Propolis and related flavonoids as radioprotective agents. Author(s): Oršolić, N. Benković, V. Horvat-Knežević, A. Bašić, I.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 197) Radioprotective effects of Ginkgo biloba via its antioxidant action. Author(s): Șener, G. Sakarcan, A. Yeğen, B. Ç.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 227) Andrographis paniculata: an emerging radioprotective agent for membrane proteins. Author(s): Rakshamani Tripathi Kamat, J. P.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 243) Mitigation of deleterious effects of ionizing radiation by phytoceuticals: mechanistic studies with Centella asiatica. Author(s): Nair, C. K. K. Jisha Joy
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 255) The radiosensitizing effects of L-Canavanine. Author(s): Worthen, D. R. Crooks, P. A.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 271) Withaferin A - a phytosteroid of promise for tumour sensitization in cancer therapy. Author(s): Devi, P. U.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 279) The radiosensitizer hypericin as adjuvant therapy in the treatment of central nervous system tumours. Author(s): Niazi, T. Couldwell, W. T.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 287) Radiosensitizing activity of the Indian medicinal plant Tinospora cordifolia Miers Ex h\Hook f & Thoms in tumour-bearing mice. Author(s): Jagetia, G. C.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 307) Do antioxidants reduce the efficacy of radiotherapy? Author(s): Moss, R.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Dept of Cell Stress Biology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14227, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2008
  • ISBN
  • 9781845933951
  • Record Number
  • 20083253137