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Reference Urinary 8-oxo-7, 8-dihydro-2''-deoxyguanosine and biopyrrins levels among construction workers with asbestos exposure history.

Authors Yoshida R, Ogawa Y, Shioji I, Yu X, Shibata E, Mori I, Kubota H, Kishida A, Hisanaga N.
Institution National Institute of Industrial Health, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan.
Citation Ind Health. 2001 Apr;39(2):186-8.
PubMed® ID 11341550
Review Status Is curated Curated.
Abstract It has been suggested that oxidative stress is associated with the cancers caused by asbestos. Since construction workers are sometimes exposed to low levels of asbestos, we investigated whether oxidative stress was elevated in construction workers who had been exposed to low levels of asbestos. The subjects were 48 Japanese construction workers. The defined asbestos-exposed group consisted of subjects who had the history of suspected exposure to asbestos and were diagnosed to have irregular opacities or pleural plaques. We measured the amount of 8-oxo-7, 8-dihydro-2''-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodG) and biopyyrins in the urine of the subjects. The results showed that 8-oxodG and biopyyrins levels in the defined asbestos-exposed group were higher, although they were not statistically significant, than those in the control group. In addition, the urinary 8-oxodG levels tended to correlate positively with the duration of suspected exposure to asbestos. These results suggest that even low-level asbestos exposure may induce oxidative stress and that the resulting''s the oxidative stress might be related to lung cancer in construction workers.