Gražina Slapšytė

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Cytogenetic analysis of chromosomal aberrations (CA) in 175,229 cells from 1113 individuals, both unexposed and occupationally or environmentally exposed to heavy metals (mercury and lead), organic (styrene, formaldehyde, phenol and benzo(a)pyrene) and inorganic (sulfur and nitrogen oxides, hydrogen and ammonium fluorides) volatile substances and/or(More)
Associations of antibody titers to the JC and BK human polyoma viruses and the frequency of chromosome aberrations (CA) in human peripheral blood lymphocytes were studied. Study group consisted of 33 workers occupationally exposed to low doses of ionizing radiation and 11 control persons. There were no statistically significant differences in the JC and BK(More)
Genotoxic properties of the essential oils extracted from dill (Anethum graveolens L.) herb and seeds, peppermint (Menthaxpiperita L.) herb and pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) needles were studied using chromosome aberration (CA) and sister chromatid exchange (SCE) tests in human lymphocytes in vitro, and Drosophila melanogaster somatic mutation and(More)
Human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (hBM-MSCs) hold promise for treating incurable diseases and repairing of damaged tissues. However, hBM-MSCs face the disadvantages of painful invasive isolation and limited cell numbers. In this study we assessed characteristics of MSCs isolated from residual human bone marrow transplantation material and expanded to(More)
Strong radical-scavenging activity of Geranium macrorrhizum extracts isolated by using various solvent systems has been reported previously. This study aimed at expanding the knowledge on the bioactivities of antioxidatively active G. macrorrhizum butanol fraction, which was isolated from ethanolic extract (EB), and water fraction, which was isolated from(More)
The objective of this study was to determine whether nitrofurantoin, used for long-term antimicrobial prophylaxis of urinary tract infection, may induce chromosome aberrations (CAs) and sister chromatid exchanges (SCEs) in lymphocytes of treated children. Ninety-nine blood samples were taken from 69 children aged from 0.2 to 13 years and suffering from(More)
Perchloroethylene (PCE) is the main solvent used in the dry cleaning industry worldwide. The aim of the present work was to evaluate the genotoxic potential of occupational exposure to PCE in dry cleaning workers. The study was carried out in 59 volunteers (30 workers, 29 controls). The genotoxic effect was evaluated by analyzing chromosome aberrations(More)
5,8-Dihydroxycoumarin (5,8-DHC) was isolated from aerial parts of sweet grass (Hierochloë odorata L.) and screened for antioxidant and genotoxic activities. A clear linear dependency of radical scavenging capacity in DPPH• and ABTS•+ assays was determined. 5,8-DHC was very efficient in retarding rapeseed oil oxidation (Oxipress test). TPC (total phenols(More)
Chromosome aberration (CA) analysis using Giemsa techniques was performed in blood lymphocytes of 84 nuclear workers with cumulative doses of 1-632 mSv during employment periods of 1-25 y. The control group comprised 82 healthy male donors. An estimated CA frequency in the total radiation-exposed group was significantly higher when compared with the(More)
Gražina Slapšytė, Jūratė Mierauskienė, Saulė Uleckienė, Janina Didžiapetrienė Faculty of Natural Sciences, Vilnius University M. K. Čiurlionio str. 21/27, LT-03101 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 2398259; Fax: +370 5 2398204; E-mail: Institute of Oncology, Vilnius University, Santariškių 1, LT-08660, Vilnius, Lithuania Institute of(More)