MAY EID, GAMAL EL BAHY, A. SHABAKA
Spectroscopy Department National Research Centre
Abstract. The data presented in this in vivo work aimed to evaluate the hazards of exposure to very low doses of fast neutrons using biophysical parameters as well as spectroscopic techniques. This study concerned one of the most important organs, the blood. Furthermore, the study aimed to investigate the effect to IP injection with the natural antioxidant, vitamin E on the neutron irradiated animals. Vitamin E is known as a scavenger for free radicals. Moreover, we followed the delay effect of neutron irradiation on the structure of hemoglobin and membrane elasticity.
Key words: neutrons, RBCs, FTIR, UV/visible spectroscopy, Hb, membrane elasticity