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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.arcmed.2004.04.005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.324-328
  • Keywords: ionizing radiation, cellular and immoral immunity, occupational exposure, smoking, total immunoglobins, HUMAN-LYMPHOCYTES, SUBSETS, MICRONUCLEI
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


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.