The concentration of interleukin-8 (IL-8) in the induced sputum of 17 workers exposed to low airborne asbestos levels and of 10 controls was determined. IL-8 levels were statistically significantly increased in the asbestos exposed group compared to controls. This finding underlines the usefulness of the study of proinflammatory mediators as possible predictors of alveolar damage.

Detection of interleukin-8 in the induced sputum of workers exposed to low airborne asbestos levels / P. Mascagni, E. Corsini, M. Pettazzoni, A. Baj, G. Ferraioli, F. Toffoletto. - In: GIORNALE ITALIANO DI MEDICINA DEL LAVORO ED ERGONOMIA. - ISSN 1592-7830. - 25:3(2003), pp. 137-137.

Detection of interleukin-8 in the induced sputum of workers exposed to low airborne asbestos levels

E. Corsini;
2003

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The concentration of interleukin-8 (IL-8) in the induced sputum of 17 workers exposed to low airborne asbestos levels and of 10 controls was determined. IL-8 levels were statistically significantly increased in the asbestos exposed group compared to controls. This finding underlines the usefulness of the study of proinflammatory mediators as possible predictors of alveolar damage.
Asbestos; Interleukin-8; Occupational exposure; Sputum
Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia
GIORNALE ITALIANO DI MEDICINA DEL LAVORO ED ERGONOMIA
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14979118
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