Deoxycytidine in Urine of Humans after Whole-Body Irradiation

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Science  18 Oct 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3590, pp. 396-398
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3590.396


Increased levels of deoxycytidine were found in the urine of two humans during the first 24 hours after irradiation. This substance presumably was produced by the break-down of DNA following irradiation, or resulted from interference with the synthesis of DNA.