Serum protein changes in coal workers' pneumoconiosis.

  title={Serum protein changes in coal workers' pneumoconiosis.},
  author={J. O. Thomas and Professor D. H. Evans},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  volume={60 2},
Differences from the normal were found in the serum proteins of coal workers suffering from pneumoconiosis which were similar to those in subjects suffereing from bronchitis, cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. The differences consisted of decreased albumin and increased globulin contents, and decreased sulphydryl contents, and decreased sulphydryl contents in both albumin and globulin proteins. These differences caused a reduction in the number of protein sulphydryl groups in serum. In… CONTINUE READING