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Document ID (ISN)44653
CIS number 85-1659
ISSN - Serial title Gigiena truda i professional'nye zabolevanija
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kryžanovskaja N.A., Ermakova G.A., Ljuro S.D.
Title Biogenic amines and immunoglobulins in workers occupationally exposed to chemical and biological allergens
Original title Biogennye aminy i immunoglobuliny u rabočih, podvergajuščihsja professional'nomu vozdejstviju allergenov himičeskoj i biologičeskoj prirody [in Russian]
Bibliographic information Apr. 1984, No.4, p.26-29. 10 ref.
Abstract Histamine, serotonin and immunoglobulins were measured in the blood of workers exposed to toluene diisocyanate or feed protein. The workers were 20-40 years old, in good health, with 3-5 or more years of employment at their present jobs. Exposure to the allergens had no effect on biogenic amine levels. Exposure to toluene diisocyanate was correlated with reduced immunoglobulin levels, whereas exposure to protein was associated with elevated immunoglobulin levels, regardless of the sensitisation of individuals to either allergen. The shifts in immunoglobulin levels are probably adaptive; the elevated levels in the protein workers are probably more favourable to their health.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; chemical industry; feed production; serotonin; immunoglobulin changes; histamine
Descriptors (secondary) sensitization
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Blood diseases
Heterocyclic compounds
Chemical industry
Food industry