DNA fragmentation in developing lung fibroblasts exposed to Stachybotrys chartarum (atra) toxins.

@article{McCrae2007DNAFI,
  title={DNA fragmentation in developing lung fibroblasts exposed to Stachybotrys chartarum (atra) toxins.},
  author={K C McCrae and Thomas G. Rand and Richard A. Shaw and Henry H. Mantsch and Michael G. Sowa and James A. Thliveris and J. Elliott Scott},
  journal={Pediatric pulmonology},
  year={2007},
  volume={42 7},
  pages={592-9}
}
Stachybotrys chartarum (atra) is a toxic mold that grows on water-damaged cellulose-based materials. Research has revealed also that inhalation of S. chartarum spores caused marked changes in respiratory epithelium, especially to developing lungs. We analyzed the epigenetic potential of S. chartarum spore toxins on developing rat lung fibroblasts using single cell gel electrophoresis (comet assay). Isolated fetal lung fibroblasts were exposed to S. chartarum spore toxins for 15 min, 3, 14, or… CONTINUE READING