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The alkaline comet assay as biomarker in assessment of DNA damage in medical personnel occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation


Garaj-Vrhovac, Vera; Kopjar, Nevenka
The alkaline comet assay as biomarker in assessment of DNA damage in medical personnel occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation // Mutagenesis, 18 (2003), 265-271 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
The alkaline comet assay as biomarker in assessment of DNA damage in medical personnel occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation

Autori
Garaj-Vrhovac, Vera ; Kopjar, Nevenka

Izvornik
Mutagenesis (0267-8357) 18 (2003); 265-271

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Alkaline comet assay; DNA damage; medical workers; occupationally exposed; ionizing radiation

Sažetak
The alkaline comet assay was selected as a biomarker of exposure to evaluate the ongoing exposure to ionizing raditaion of 50 medical workers occupationally exposed to ionizing rdaitaion and 50 corresponding unexposed control subjects. The primary DNA damage was eveluated by measuring the extent of DNA migration in peipheral blood leukocytes. The inter-individual differences in DNA damage between exposed subjects were compared with their dosimeter readings and occupation. It was found that medical workers who were occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation for different periods of time showed highly significant increases in levels of DNA damage compared with controls. However, influences of the different occupational settings and doses absored on the levels of DNA damage, assessed by use of the Comet assay, might be excluded in the majority of subjects. Dofferences in comet parameters measured due to smoking and gender were not statistically significat in either exposed or control subjects.The results obtained have confirmed the usefulness of the alkaline Comet assay as an additionla complement to standrad biodosimetric methods. By detection of momentary DNA damage and/or repair activity, it reflects the concurrent exposure and the actual levels of DNA damage present in peripheral blood leukocytes of the radiological workers at the moment of blood sampling.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Biologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
0022020

Ustanove
Institut za medicinska istraživanja i medicinu rada, Zagreb

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  • MEDLINE