A study of the radioprotection effect of guarana (Paullinia cupana) on the fetuses of ICR mice THE RADIATION PROTECTION EFFECTS OF GUARANA

  • Gu, Yeun-Hwa (Department of Radiological Technology, Suzuka University of Medical Science) ;
  • Hasegawa, Takeo (Department of Radiological Technology, Suzuka University of Medical Science) ;
  • Suzuki, Ikukatsu (Department of Clinical Nutrition, Suzuka University of Medical Science) ;
  • Yamamoto, Youichi (Department of Radiological Technology, Suzuka University of Medical Science) ;
  • Yoon, Yeog-Byung (Department of Radiology, Shinheung Junior College) ;
  • Rhee, Soo-Yong (Department of Physics, College of Science, Hanyang University)
  • Published : 2001.12.30

Abstract

Guarana, a tropical plant is found in powdered for in health food and is very popular soft drink in Brazil as an energy feaster with its high caffeine contents. We examined its radioprotection effects during organogenesis stages of ICR mice by malformations rate and cellular lead 8 the embryo by radiation and analyzed the mechanism of the radioprotection effects in the fetal of ICR mice. The results of this study showed that Guarana reduced clearly the embryonic death rate and teratogenesis rate by radiation. Its radioprotection effect inject be related with its radioprotection effect might be related with its antioxidant effect or free radical scavenger. We need to exposure the Guarana as a potential radioprotection agent. Therefore, we investigated about radiation effects by Guarana using to mice experiments in this paper.