Increased oxidative DNA damage and decreased expression of base excision repair proteins in airway epithelial cells of women who cook with biomass fuels.

@article{Mukherjee2014IncreasedOD,
  title={Increased oxidative DNA damage and decreased expression of base excision repair proteins in airway epithelial cells of women who cook with biomass fuels.},
  author={Bidisha Mukherjee and Banani Bindhani and Hirak Saha and Manas Ranjan Ray},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and pharmacology},
  year={2014},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={341-52}
}
To investigate whether biomass burning causes oxidative DNA damage and alters the expression of DNA base excision repair (BER) proteins in airway cells, sputum samples were collected from 80 premenopausal rural biomass-users and 70 age-matched control women who cooked with liquefied petroleum gas. Compared with control the airway cells of biomass-users… CONTINUE READING