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WOOD-RISK Sintesi della relazione

Project ID: QLK4-CT-2000-00573
Finanziato nell'ambito di: FP5-LIFE QUALITY
Paese: Finland

Wood-dust induced production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and apoptosis in human bronchial epithelial cells

The work carried out with in human bronchial epithelial cells in vitro show that exposure to wood dust (pine, birch, oak) activate ROS production and that they have an effect on both necrotic and programmed cell death (apoptosis) on human bronchial epithelial cells. These results are well in line with the data obtained from other cell types and cell lines exposed to same types of wood dusts in the WOOD-RISK Project.


Kai SAVOLAINEN, (Director, Nanosafety Research Centre)
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