Dopamine Protects Mice against Whole-Body Irradiation

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Science  27 Jan 1967:
Vol. 155, Issue 3761, pp. 470-472
DOI: 10.1126/science.155.3761.470


Injection of dopamine before whole-body x-irradiation of mice resulted in 80 percent survivors whereas no irradiated controls survived; injection after exposure had no effect. D,L-Dihydroxyphenylalanine, the precursor of dopamine, had no effect on survival when injected either before or after irradiation.