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Document ID (ISN)46205
CIS number 86-1076
ISSN - Serial title Gigiena truda i professional'nye zabolevanija
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Beloskurskaja G.I., Sabyrbaeva H.S., Berdyhodžin M.G.
Title Biochemical parameters of redox processes and energy charge in phosphorus production workers
Original title Sostojanie biohimičeskih pokazatelej okislitel'no-vosstanovitel'nyh processov i ėnergetičeskogo potenciala u rabotajuščih v fosfornom proizvodstve [in Russian]
Bibliographic information Feb. 1985, No.2, p.16-19. 6 ref.
Abstract Three groups of workers in a yellow phosphorus plant were compared with a control group of construction and assembly workers. The phosphorus workers were classified as essentially healthy, suspected of suffering from phosphorus intoxication, and clearly suffering from phosphorus intoxication. Even the apparently healthy group had reduced blood levels of nicotinamide coenzymes, as did the other 2 groups of phosphorus-plant workers. This and other changes in blood composition showed that excess phosphorus in the body increases the energy yield of glycolysis in erythrocytes to produce higher levels of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and its precursors. High levels of ATP and inorganic phosphorus produce secondary disturbances of nicotinamide coenzyme and glutathione metabolism.
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; phosphorus and compounds; chronic poisoning; energy metabolism; metabolic disturbances
Descriptors (secondary) phosphorus; adenosine triphosphate
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Endocrine diseases
Chemical industry
Inorganic substances