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The usefulness of cytogenetic biomarkers in assessment of occupational exposure to microwave


Garaj-Vrhovac, Vera; Kopjar, Nevenka
The usefulness of cytogenetic biomarkers in assessment of occupational exposure to microwave // Environmental and molecular mutagenesis (0893-6692) 3 (2003) ; 62, 2003. str. 62-62 (poster, nije recenziran, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
The usefulness of cytogenetic biomarkers in assessment of occupational exposure to microwave
(The usefulness of cytogentic biomarkers in assessment of occupational exposure to microwave)

Autori
Garaj-Vrhovac, Vera ; Kopjar, Nevenka

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Izvornik
Environmental and molecular mutagenesis (0893-6692) 3 (2003) ; 62 / - , 2003, 62-62

Mjesto i datum
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Vrsta sudjelovanja
Poster

Vrsta recenzije
Nije recenziran

Ključne riječi
Occupational exposure; radar-facility workers; comet assay; chromatid breakage assay; micronucleus test; microwave

Sažetak
Cytogentic biomarkers were applied and compared to investigate the genome damage in radar-facility workers daily exposed to microwave radiation and unexposed control subjects. The alkaline comet assay was used to evaluate primary DNA damage, while chromatid breakage assay (bleomicyn sensitivity test) and micronucleus test were used to asswss chromosomal sensitivity and damage. Occupational exposure to microwave radiation correlated with an increase of genome damage in somatoc cells. The overall levels of genome damage in exposed subjects were increased compared to control and showed interindividual variations. The extent of DNA migration was significantly increased in exposed subjects compared to control. After short exposure of cultured lymphocytes to bleomycin, cells of subjects occupationally exposed to microwave radiation responded with high numbers of chromatid breaks. The incidence and distribution of micronuclei in expposed subjects were also changed compared to control Based on the results obtained, cytogenic biomarkers indicate that microwave radiation represents a potential DNA-damaging hazard. It was also confirmed that highly specific cytogenetic assays employed in the present study are hepful to identify occupationally exposed subjects with inborn genetic susceptibuilitzy and point out to the need of implementation of prevevtive measures in decreasing of risk at individual level.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Biologija



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Projekt / tema
0022020

Ustanove
Institut za medicinska istraživanja i medicinu rada, Zagreb