Effects of high-level exposure to lead on NK cell activity and T-lymphocyte functions in workers.
1 NK and T cell functions were measured in peripheral blood lymphocytes of workers occupationally exposed to lead. 2 No differences were found in these functions even in those workers with higher levels of blood and urine lead and urinary delta-ALA than the currently accepted biological limit values as compared to controls. 3 We conclude that high chronic exposure to lead is not associated with an impairment or either T-or NK cell functions in man.
Mots-clés Pascal : Plomb, Métal lourd, Toxicité, Aigu, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Homme, Lymphocyte T, Cellule NK, Réponse immune
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Lead, Heavy metal, Toxicity, Acute, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Human, T-Lymphocyte, Natural killer cell, Immune response
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Cote : 97-0394644
Code Inist : 002B03L05. Création : 12/09/1997.