Diminished cellular and humoral immunity in workers occupationally exposed to low levels of ionizing radiation


Godekmerdan A., Ozden M., Ayar A. , Gursu M., Ozan A., Serhatlioglu S.

ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL RESEARCH, vol.35, no.4, pp.324-328, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.arcmed.2004.04.005
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.324-328
  • Keywords: ionizing radiation, cellular and immoral immunity, occupational exposure, smoking, total immunoglobins, HUMAN-LYMPHOCYTES, SUBSETS, MICRONUCLEI

Abstract

Background. It has been reported that subgroups of T-lymphocytes are affected at different levels and different cell groups of immune system give different responses in individuals exposed to long-term ionizing radiation. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of occupational exposure to low levels of ionizing radiation in selected indices of cellular and humoral immunity in radiology workers.