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Differences in basal DNA damage in blood cells from men and women

Observations from human biomonitoring studies in environmentally polluted areas in Kosovo

Avdulla J. Alija
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  • Department of Biology, University of Prishtina, Xhorxh Bush, n.n.,10000, Prishtina, Kosovo
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/ Andrew Richard Collins
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  • Department of Nutrition, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo, PB 1046 Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway.
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/ Shemsedin Dreshaj
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  • Faculty of Medicine, University of Prishtina, Xhorxh Bush Street, n.n.,10000, Prishtina, Kosovo
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/ Fisnik Asllani
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  • Department of Biology, University of Prishtina, Xhorxh Bush, n.n.,10000, Prishtina, Kosovo
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/ Ismet D. Bajraktari
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  • Department of Biology, University of Prishtina, Xhorxh Bush, n.n.,10000, Prishtina, Kosovo
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/ Nikolaus Bresgen
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  • Department of Cell Biology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstr. 34, A-5020 Salzburg, Austria
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/ Peter M. Eckl
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  • Department of Cell Biology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstr. 34, A-5020 Salzburg, Austria
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Published Online: 2016-03-17 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bimo-2016-0001

Abstract

We have recently shown that inhabitants of two polluted areas in Kosovo display more DNA damage (strand breaks in blood cell DNA) than do residents of a cleaner area. Here, we present additional analyses of these data and discuss additional data sets from Kosovo. Based on our data as well as the available data from other authors, age and sex-related differences in DNA damage or in susceptibility to DNA-damaging agents in the environment should be carefully considered when designing biomonitoring studies and when carrying out statistical analysis of the data.

Keywords: Comet Assay; DNA damage; Environmental pollution; Kosovo

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About the article

Received: 2016-02-04

Accepted: 2016-02-22

Published Online: 2016-03-17


Citation Information: Biomonitoring, Volume 3, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 2300-4606, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bimo-2016-0001.

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