Cytotoxicity of nitroaromatic explosives and their biodegradation products in mice splenocytes: implications for their immunotoxicity.

@article{Miliukien2008CytotoxicityON,
  title={Cytotoxicity of nitroaromatic explosives and their biodegradation products in mice splenocytes: implications for their immunotoxicity.},
  author={V. V. Miliukien{\'e} and Narimantas K. {\vC}ėnas},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung. C, Journal of biosciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={63 7-8},
  pages={519-25}
}
Nitroaromatic explosives like 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) and 2,4,6-trinitrophenyl-N-methyl-nitramine (tetryl) comprise an important group of toxic environmental pollutants, whose toxicity is mainly attributed to the flavoenzyme electrontransferase-catalyzed redox cycling of their free radicals (oxidative stress) and DT-diaphorase [NAD(P)H:quinone… CONTINUE READING