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Article title: Methionine dietary supplementation potentiates ionizing radiation-induced gastrointestinal syndrome

Authors: Isabelle R. Miousse, Laura E. Ewing, Charles M. Skinner, Rupak Pathak, Sarita Garg, Kristy R. Kutanzi, Stepan Melnyk, Martin Hauer-Jensen, Igor Koturbash

From the authors: "This study demonstrates that dietary methionine supplementation, instead of an anticipated health promoting effect, sensitizes mice to [gastrointestinal acute radiation syndrome]."

This study is highlighted as one of March's "best of the best" as part of the American Physiological Society's APSselect program.

Journal Link: American Journal of Physiology - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology