Table of Contents
Metal-Based Drugs
Volume 6 (1999), Issue 1, Pages 49-60
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/MBD.1999.49

A Review on the Radioprotective Activity of organogermanium and Organosilicon Compounds

1Laboratoire d'Hétérochimie Fondamentale et Appliquée, UPRES-A 5069 du CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier, 118, route de Narbonne, Toulouse Cedex 4 F-31062, France
2Institut de Topologie et de Dynamique des Systèmes de I'Universit de Paris VII, Associé au CNRS, 1, rue Guy de la Brosse, Paris F-75005, France
3Direction des Recherches, Etudes et Techniques, 26, boulevard Victor, Armées F-00460, France
4Unité de Radioprotection, Centre de Recherche du Service de Santé des Armées, 24, avenue des Maquis du Grésivaudan, La Tronche Cedex F-38702, France

Received 4 January 1999; Accepted 25 January 1999

Copyright © 1999 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The present review describes the work carried out during the last 20 years in the field of the radioprotective activity and toxicity of several classes of organosilicon and organogermanium compounds (i.e. metallathiazolidines, metalladithioacetals, metallatranes and germathianes).