Radiation Protection by Inositol & its Phosphates
Pp. 117-127 (11)
A.K.M. Shamsuddin and Guang-Yu Yang
Radiation is a common environmental carcinogen; humans are most often
exposed to it from ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun during sunbathing. There are other
forms of radiation that we are exposed to owing to occupational or medical necessity.
Radiation damage to health can be acute or chronic, the latter culminating in cancer.
Uranium used in nuclear technology is also an important source of radiation. InsP6 has
shown to be a much more efficient chelator of uranium than the currently available
therapy for uranium poisoning as in nuclear disasters. Inositol and InsP6 have been
proven to be protective against ultraviolet (UV) light-induced acute and chronic effects,
including skin cancer.
Alopecia, AP-1, apoptosis, NF-kB, radiation damage, skin cancer,
Ultraviolet, uranium, UVB.
The University of Maryland School of Medicine 10 S. Pine Street, MSTF-700 Baltimore, MD 21201-1116 USA., Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 303 E Chicago Ave, Ward 4-115 Chicago, IL 60611 USA.