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Use of the glycophorin A human mutation assay to study workers exposed to styrene.
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PMID:  8319648     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The glycophorin A (GPA) assay is a human mutation assay that is potentially useful for large epidemiological studies. The assay is rapid and requires a minimal amount of blood, which can be stored before analysis. The data presented here were collected from workers exposed to styrene in a boat manufacturing plant. This study was the first to apply the GPA assay to an occupationally exposed population. Subjects with a mean styrene exposure of 30 ppm had a higher frequency of GPA N phi variant cells than subjects with mean exposure of 1 ppm, but the subjects differed in respect to smoking and age distribution. Results indicate that the original 1-W-1 version of the assay may not be suitable for studies of small numbers of exposed subjects due to variability and artifacts. The newer BR6 version, however, has much lower variability and shows promise for use in the occupational setting.
P J Compton-Quintana; R H Jensen; W L Bigbee; S G Grant; R G Langlois; M T Smith; S M Rappaport
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Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental health perspectives     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0091-6765     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Health Perspect.     Publication Date:  1993 Mar 
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Created Date:  1993-08-05     Completed Date:  1993-08-05     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330411     Medline TA:  Environ Health Perspect     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  297-301     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley 94720.
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MeSH Terms
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Gene Frequency
Genetic Variation
Glycophorin / genetics*
Mutagenicity Tests / methods*
Occupational Exposure*
Styrenes / adverse effects*
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Reg. No./Substance:
0/Glycophorin; 0/Styrenes; 100-42-5/Styrene

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Journal ID (nlm-ta): Environ Health Perspect
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Use of the glycophorin A human mutation assay to study workers exposed to styrene.
P J Compton-Quintana
R H Jensen
W L Bigbee
S G Grant
R G Langlois
M T Smith
S M Rappaport
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley 94720.

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