Stella Kaila

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The levels of bulky DNA adducts were measured by (32)P-post-labelling in lymphocytes of 194 non-smoking students living in the city of Athens and the region of Halkida, Greece, once in the winter and again in the following summer. Personal exposures to particulate-bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) were significantly higher in Athens subjects(More)
In the context of a large-scale molecular epidemiology study of biomarkers of genotoxicity of air pollution, 24-h mean personal exposures to airborne PM 2.5 (particulate matter <2.5 μm) and associated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAHs) were measured in 194 non-smoking technical institute students living in the city of Athens, Greece (an area with(More)
O6-Methylguanine was measured by a competitive repair assay in blood leukocyte DNA of seven patients with Hodgkin's or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma during therapeutic exposure to procarbazine involving three daily p.o. doses (50 mg each) for 10 days (corresponding to 2.1 mg/kg/day for a 70-kg human). Adduct accumulation was observed in all seven cases, reaching(More)
O6-Methylguanine (O6-meG) is a powerful premutagenic lesion that can arise from exposure to methylating agents. Although it has been reported to occur in human DNA, no systematic epidemiological analysis of its occurrence in populations suffering general environmental exposure is available. We report here results from a study of the presence of O6-meG in(More)
O-Methylguanine (O-meG) is a powerful premutagenic lesion that can arise from exposure to methylating agents. Although it has been reported to occur in human DNA, no systematic epidemiological analysis of its occurrence in populations suffering general environmental exposure is available. We report here results from a study of the presence of O-meG in(More)
BACKGROUND Investigations of the presence of the precarcinogenic DNA adduct O⁶-methylguanine (O6-meG) in humans and its association with exposure or cancer risk have been hindered by the absence of analytic methods of adequate sensitivity and throughput. We report the development, validation, and application of an ELISA-type assay for O6-meG appropriate for(More)
We have developed and validated a sandwich chemiluminescence immunoassay (SCIA) which measures polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-DNA adducts combining high throughput and adequate sensitivity, appropriate for evaluation of adduct levels in human population studies. Fragmented DNA is incubated with rabbit antiserum elicited against DNA modified with(More)
A simplified and highly sensitive assay for the determination of O6-alkylguanine-DNA-alkyltransferase has been developed and validated by the analysis of extracts of human urinary bladder mucosa. The new assay involves the use of a synthetic dodecanucleotide containing a single O6-methylguanine residue as substrate for the enzyme. This substrate is(More)
O'-Methylguanine was measured by a competitive repair assay in blood leukocyte DNA of seven patients with Hodgkin's or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma during therapeutic exposure to procarbazine involving three daily p.o. doses (50 mg each) for 10 days (corresponding to 2.1 mg/kg/ day for a 70-kg human). Adduci accumulation was observed in all seven cases, reaching(More)
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