Effects of whole-body X-radiation on the neutrophils of the peripheral blood of the primate Cebus apella (weeping capuchin)
Keywords:X Radiation, Neutrophils, Primates
The effects of ionizing radiation on the neutrophils of Primate Cebus apella were studied after whole-body x-radiation to a single exposure of 25.8 mC/kg (100R), Wright's stained preparations showed changes in the nucleus and the cytoplasm of neutrophils at 1, 3 and 6 days after irradiation. During this period of time, the cytochemical methods revealed a considerable variation in the pattern of distribution of glycogen, sudanophilic and myeloperoxidase positive granules. Under these same experimental conditions the number of caryoschizes increased on the first and third day. On the ninetieth day post exposure, the morphological and cytochemical appearances of neutrophils as well as the number of caryoschizes were similar to the controls.
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