Abstract Title:

Prevention of DNA double-strand breaks induced by radioiodide-(131)I in FRTL-5 thyroid cells.

Abstract Source:

Endocrinology. 2011 Mar;152(3):1130-5. Epub 2010 Dec 29. PMID: 21190956

Abstract Author(s):

Jerome M Hershman, Armen Okunyan, Yelena Rivina, Sophie Cannon, Victor Hogen

Article Affiliation:

Endocrinology and Diabetes Division, West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90073, USA. [email protected]


Radioiodine-131 released from nuclear reactor accidents has dramatically increased the incidence of papillary thyroid cancer in exposed individuals. The deposition of ionizing radiation in cells results in double-strand DNA breaks (DSB) at fragile sites, and this early event can generate oncogenic rearrangements that eventually cause cancer. The aims of this study were to develop a method to show DNA DSBs induced by (131)I in thyroid cells; to test monovalent anions that are transported by the sodium/iodide symporter to determine whether they prevent (131)I-induced DSB; and to test other radioprotective agents for their effect on irradiated thyroid cells. Rat FRTL-5 thyroid cells were incubated with (131)I. DSBs were measured by nuclear immunofluorescence using antibodies to p53-binding protein 1 orγH2AX. Incubation with 1-10 μCi (131)I per milliliter for 90 min resulted in a dose-related increase of DSBs; the number of DSBs increased from a baseline of 4-15% before radiation to 65-90% after radiation. GH3 or CHO cells that do not transport iodide did not develop DSBs when incubated with (131)I. Incubation with 20-100 μm iodide or thiocyanate markedly attenuated DSBs. Perchlorate was about 6 times more potent than iodide or thiocyanate(.) The effects of the anions were much greater when each was added 30-120 min before the (131)I. Two natural organic compounds recently shown to provide radiation protection partially prevented DSBs caused by (131)I and had an additive effect with perchlorate. In conclusion, we developed a thyroid cell model to quantify the mitogenic effect of (131)I. (131)I causes DNA DSBs in FRTL-5 cells and had no effect on cells that do not transport iodide. Perchlorate, iodide, and thiocyanate protect against DSBs induced by (131)I.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

Print Options

Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2022 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.