Publication Date

1-1-1997

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Griffiths, T. Daniel

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

Department of Biological Sciences

Abstract

Alpha-tocopherol, better known as vitamin E, has been known for years to possess antioxidant activity. In this experiment, three cell survival experiments were performed using HeLa cells transfected with the promoter from HIV. The cells were subjected to the following conditions: control, application of vitamin E, UVC irradiation and UVC irradiation and vitamin E application. The peak wavelength of the UVC specifically used was 254 nm. Vitamin E was not observed to significantly affect survival of the HeLa cells, except for a slight decrease with vitamin E presence. The results that were obtained showed a great deal of heterogeneity and the survival decrease show can not be absolutely attributed to any toxic effects of vitamin E.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

7 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

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Alt Title

Vitamin E and its effects on survival of UCV irradiated HeLa cells

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