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The aim of this research was to study the influence of classic (sodium hypochlorite and chlorine dioxide) and alternative (peracetic acid [PAA]) disinfectants on the formation of mutagens in surface waters used for human consumption. For this proposal, in vivo genotoxicity tests (Comet and micronucleus assay) were performed in an experimental pilot plant(More)
The potential application of the Comet assay for monitoring genotoxicity in the freshwater mussel Dreissena polymorpha was explored and a preliminary investigation was undertaken of the baseline levels of DNA damage in mussel haemocytes of animals kept at different temperatures. In addition, in vitro cell sensitivity against genotoxicants was assessed in(More)
We have studied 27 oligodendrogliomas with a panel of antibodies (vimentin, GFAP, S-100 protein, myelin basic protein, CAM 5.2) and of lectins (WGA, Con A, PNA, RCA, DBA, SBA) to different glycoproteins. There were 16 well-differentiated tumours, including one gliofibrillary and 11 anaplastic oligodendrogliomas, three of which were gliofibrillary. Four(More)
Chemical analyses and short-term mutagenicity bioassays have revealed the presence of genotoxic disinfection by-products in drinking water. In this study, the influence of the different steps of surface water treatment on drinking water mutagen content was evaluated. Four different samples were collected at a full-scale treatment plant: raw lake water (A),(More)
Twenty unselected pituitary adenomas have been examined for proliferative indices (PIs), and anterior pituitary hormone expression. All but two of the tumours were non-functional with proliferative indices from less than 0.1 to 0.5%. Two tumours were null cell adenomas with PIs less than 0.1 and 0.2%. The PIs of the three recurrent tumours was less than(More)
Mutagenicity of drinking water is due not only to industrial, agricultural and urban pollution but also to chlorine disinfection by-products. Furthermore, residual disinfection is used to provide a partial safeguard against low level contamination and bacterial re-growth within the distribution system. The aims of this study were to further evaluate the(More)
We have studied formalin fixed, paraffin-wax embedded tissue from 35 medulloblastomas, collected over 23 years (27 non-desmoplastic and 8 desmoplastic) with KP1 and Mac387 two monoclonal anti-monocytes/macrophage (M/Ms) antibodies recommended for use on paraffin wax embedded tissue. In non-desmoplastic medulloblastomas, outside areas of necrosis, M/Ms were(More)
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