Formation of Prostaglandin E2, Leukotriene B4 And 8-Isoprostane in Alveolar Macrophages by Ultrafine Particles of Elemental Carbon

  • Ingrid Beck-Speier
  • Niru Dayal
  • Erwin Karg
  • Konrad L. Maier
  • Holger Schulz
  • Gabriele Schumann
  • Axel Ziesenis
  • Joachim Heyder
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 525)

Abstract

Acute exposure to inhaled ambient particles is found to be associated with adverse health effects worldwide. Because of their very small diameter (< 0.1 αm) and their large specific surface area, ultrafine particles (UFP) represent a special fraction of the ambient aerosol. They are considered as a major factor contributing to adverse health effects including pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases [1].

Keywords

Toxicity Peroxide HPLC EDTA Prostaglandin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ingrid Beck-Speier
    • 1
  • Niru Dayal
    • 1
  • Erwin Karg
    • 1
  • Konrad L. Maier
    • 1
  • Holger Schulz
    • 1
  • Gabriele Schumann
    • 1
  • Axel Ziesenis
    • 1
  • Joachim Heyder
    • 1
  1. 1.GSF-National Research Center for Environment and Health Institute for Inhalation BiologyNeuherberg/MunichGermany

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