The levels of benzo[a]pyrene were monitored for blood DNA-benzo[a]pyrene adducts in 17 workers from a plant producing carbon electrodes, with high exposure to benzo[a]pyrene (575-902-1149 ng m-3).
Two different techniques, a 32P-postlabelling method and a competitive immunoassay using polyclonal antibodies obtained from rabbits immunised with DNA modified by benzo[a]pyrene-trans-7,8-dihydrodiol-9,10-epoxide were used.
For each worker, urinary 1-hydroxypyrene, a potential indicator of exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, was measured.
The effect of tobacco by urinary cotinine measurement was also considered.
The postlabelling and immunoassay detection limits for DNA-benzo[a]pyrene adducts were respectively 0.15 and 10 fmol 50 mug-1 of DNA.
The results obtained by the two methods demonstrated a good detection of DNA-benzo[a]pyrene adducts, but no direct relationship between the quantity of adducts and the concentration of benzo[a]pyrene in air-borne was noted in the studied plant.
The levels of DNA-benzo[a]pyrene adducts obtained by immunoassay were significantly higher than those obtained by the 32P-postlabelling (P<0.001).
For several workers, variations due to professional or non professional factors must be taken into account in interpreting the results. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Electrode carbone, Urine, Leucocyte, Fabrication, Composé aromatique polycyclique, Benzo[a]pyrène, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Homme, Adduit moléculaire, DNA, Carcinogène, Surveillance biologique, Marqueur biologique, Technique ELISA, Méthode immunoenzymatique, Postmarquage, Liquide biologique, Sang
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Carbon electrode, Urine, Leukocyte, Manufacturing, Polycyclic aromatic compound, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Human, Molecular adduct, DNA, Carcinogen, Biological monitoring, Biological marker, ELISA assay, Enzyme immunoassay, Postlabeling, Biological fluid, Blood
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0343582
Code Inist : 002B03L03. Création : 14/12/1999.