Reduction in pulmonary and hepatic respiratory cytochrome contents by fly ash inhalation in rats.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Exposure of rats to fly ash for 15 days, 6 hours daily, inhibited pulmonary and hepatic NADH-oxidase activity. The content of cytochrome b and cytochromes a + a3 was significantly lower in the lungs of the fly-ash-exposed group. However, in liver, fly ash exposure reduced the cytochrome a + a3 level without affecting the cytochrome b content, indicating a tissue-specific effect. Mitochondrial protein content in both organs was the same in both groups.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chauhan, SS; Tyagi, SR; Kapoor, RK; Misra, UK

Published Date

  • October 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 49 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 15 - 20

PubMed ID

  • 2815111

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0378-4274

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0378-4274(89)90095-7


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands