Effects of occupational chronic co-exposure to n-hexane, toluen, and methyl ethyl ketone on NK cell activity and some immunoregulatory cytokine levels in shoe workers


Yucesoy B., ATAK YÜCEL A., Erdem O., Burgaz S., Imir T., Karakaya A., ...More

HUMAN & EXPERIMENTAL TOXICOLOGY, vol.18, no.9, pp.541-546, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1191/096032799678845115
  • Journal Name: HUMAN & EXPERIMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.541-546
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

1 To evaluate the effects of occupational long-term coexposure to n-hexane, toluen, and methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) on NK cell activity and serum IL-2, gamma-IFN levels, we studied a group of workers employed in a shoe factory where the jobs include use of glues and adhesives containing mainly n-hexane, and at low concentrations, toluen and MEK.