Oxidative stress and apoptosis are induced in human endothelial cells exposed to urban particulate matter.


Correlations between exposure to particle matter (PM) with an aerodynamic diameter <or= 2.5 or 10microm (PM(2.5) and PM(10), respectively) with cardiovascular effects have been demonstrated recently. Endothelial cells seem to play a relevant role in the responses to PM due to their participation in pro-inflammatory events. In this study we determined the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.tiv.2009.08.004