We measured the frequency of mutant (MF) lymphocytes at the hprt locus in a population of 43 coke-oven workers exposed to PAH and in a group of 26 non-exposed workers. A non-significant increase in MF in the exposed group (19.0 +/- 16.3) compared to the non-exposed group (15.8 +/- 14.6) was observed. Moreover, when we considered smoking habits for the overall population, the MF values were higher, although not significantly, in smokers than in non-smokers. For some T-cell mutant clone structural alterations, splicing and coding errors were detected by PCR-based methods. We analysed 161 HPRT- clones, derived from exposed and non-exposed workers by multiplex-PCR and 56 HPRT- clones by reverse transcriptase-PCR. Overall, the percentages of the different types of gene alterations were similar in exposed and non-exposed subjects. Only the frequency of splice mutations in mutant clones derived from coke-oven workers was higher (22%) than in non-exposed donors (11%).

Determination of HPRT mutant frequency and molecular analysis of T-lymphocytes mutants derived from coke-oven workers.

MOGNATO, MADDALENA;CELOTTI, LUCIA
1998

Abstract

We measured the frequency of mutant (MF) lymphocytes at the hprt locus in a population of 43 coke-oven workers exposed to PAH and in a group of 26 non-exposed workers. A non-significant increase in MF in the exposed group (19.0 +/- 16.3) compared to the non-exposed group (15.8 +/- 14.6) was observed. Moreover, when we considered smoking habits for the overall population, the MF values were higher, although not significantly, in smokers than in non-smokers. For some T-cell mutant clone structural alterations, splicing and coding errors were detected by PCR-based methods. We analysed 161 HPRT- clones, derived from exposed and non-exposed workers by multiplex-PCR and 56 HPRT- clones by reverse transcriptase-PCR. Overall, the percentages of the different types of gene alterations were similar in exposed and non-exposed subjects. Only the frequency of splice mutations in mutant clones derived from coke-oven workers was higher (22%) than in non-exposed donors (11%).
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