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Gender differences in pulmonary inflammation following systemic cadmium administration in rats.
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PMID:  20934117     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: To examine the presence of gender differences in pulmonary inflammation evoked by acute systemic cadmium administration in rats.
METHODS: Presence of basic indicators of lung inflammation (inflammatory cytokine lung content, leukocyte infiltration and activity of cells recovered from lungs by enzyme digestion) was analyzed and compared in animals of the two sexes.
RESULTS: Intraperitoneal administration of cadmium (1.0 mg/kg) resulted in higher cadmium content in lungs of female rats. Higher tumor necrosis factor (TNF) content was noted in lung homogenates of male rats, while interleukin-6 (IL-6) content was slightly, but significantly greater in lungs of female rats. Increased leukocyte infiltration was observed in lungs of male rats, mainly due to neutrophils. Increased responsiveness to phorbol myristate acetate (PMA) stimulation was noted in cells recovered from lungs of male rats. Rise in intracellular content of myeloperoxidase (MPO) was noted in lung cells from cadmium-treated rats of both sexes, but higher in cells from male rats.
CONCLUSIONS: Presented data documented a more intense pulmonary inflammatory response to systemic cadmium administration in males, with higher IL-6 levels in lungs of female individuals. These sex differences in proinflamatory activity of cadmium in lungs should be taken into consideration in studying the remote toxicity of this heavy metal.
Jelena Stosic; Ivana Mirkov; Sandra Belij; Miroslav Nikolic; Aleksandra Popov; Dragan Kataranovski; Milena Kataranovski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biomedical and environmental sciences : BES     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0895-3988     ISO Abbreviation:  Biomed. Environ. Sci.     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8909524     Medline TA:  Biomed Environ Sci     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 The Editorial Board of Biomedical and Environmental Sciences. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Department of Ecology, Institute for Biological Research Sinisa Stankovic, Belgrade 11060, Serbia.
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