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Toxicity Evaluation of Irradiated Tarakjuk for Three Months

감마선 조사 타락죽의 3개월 반복투여 독성평가

  • Yin, Xing Fu (Dept. of Food Sciences and Nutrition & Life Science, Hallym University) ;
  • Jeon, Young Eun (Dept. of Food Sciences and Nutrition & Life Science, Hallym University) ;
  • Kim, Tae-Keun (Dept. of Food Sciences and Nutrition & Life Science, Hallym University) ;
  • Shim, Jae-Hoon (Dept. of Food Sciences and Nutrition & Life Science, Hallym University) ;
  • Kang, Il-Jun (Dept. of Food Sciences and Nutrition & Life Science, Hallym University)
  • 윤성복 (한림대학교 식품영양학과.생명과학과) ;
  • 전영은 (한림대학교 식품영양학과.생명과학과) ;
  • 김태근 (한림대학교 식품영양학과.생명과학과) ;
  • 심재훈 (한림대학교 식품영양학과.생명과학과) ;
  • 강일준 (한림대학교 식품영양학과.생명과학과)
  • Received : 2012.07.25
  • Accepted : 2012.08.09
  • Published : 2012.11.30

Abstract

This study was conducted to evaluate the possible subacute toxicity of gamma-irradiated Tarakjuk. Tarakjuk was irradiated at a dose of 30 kGy at room temperature. For the animal study, AIN-93G as a control diet and 30 kGy irradiated and non-irradiated Tarakjuk diets were administered to male and female ICR mice (10 mice per group) for 3 months. During the experimental period, the group fed 30 kGy irradiated Tarakjuk did not show any changes in appearance, behavior, mortality, body weight, organ weight, or food consumption compared to control. Further, all biochemical parameters were in normal ranges. In the histopathological examination of liver and kidney tissues of ICR mice, there were no significant differences between the control and 30 kGy irradiated Tarakjuk groups. These results indicate that Tarakjuk irradiated at 30 kGy did not cause any toxic effects under these experimental conditions.

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