Int J Biol Sci 2011; 7(3):297-300. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.297 This issue
Letter To Editor
1. Department of Radiation Medicine, Second Military Medical University, Xiangyin Road, Shanghai 200433, PR China.
2. Department of Surgery, Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Xiangyin Road, 200433, Shanghai, PR China.
# These authors contributed equally to this work.
Ionizing radiation (IR) is a well-known carcinogen, however the mechanism of radiation induced thymic lymphoma is not well known. Moreover, an easy and effective method to protect mice from radiation induced thymic lymphoma is still unknown. Hydrogen, or H2, is seldom regarded as an important agent in medical usage, especially as a therapeutic gas. Here in this study, we found that H2 protects mice from radiation induced thymic lymphoma in BALB/c mice.
Keywords: Ionizing radiation, thymic lymphoma