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R. Cornelis Rijksuniversiteit Gent Institute for Nuclear Science Proeftuinstraat 86 B-9000 Gent (Belgium)

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L. Mees Rijksuniversiteit Gent Institute for Nuclear Science Proeftuinstraat 86 B-9000 Gent (Belgium)

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Vanadium in serum has been investigated by the aid of neutron activation analysis (8 min irradiation at 8·1013 n·cm−2·s−1 in the reactor FR-II of the Kernforschungszentrum in Karlsruhe). The lyophilized samples were dry-ashed before irradiation and the52V activity extracted after irradiation. The values for V in the sera of 22 healthy males ranged from 0.029–0.939 ng V·ml−1. There is a real assumption that some of the high figures are due to persons being contaminated with V. The 18 healthy females yielded a mean value of 0.033±0.012 ng V·ml−1 for 17 of them and one additional value of 0.139 ng V·ml−1. These V-data are the lowest ever reported in the literature. The analyses of two packed blood cell samples yielded 0.031 and 0.020 ng·g−1, indicating that about 68% of the total V in blood is present in serum. There was no correlation between the V-content and age, nor between the V-content and the cholesterol, triglycerides or the lipoprotein fractions in serum.

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)