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Genetic instability assessed by telomere length and micronucleus in physicians exposed to anesthetics

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Author(s):
Braz, Mariana G. [1] ; Silva, Mariane A. P. [1, 2] ; Figueiredo, Drielle B. S. [1, 2] ; Aun, Aline G. [1, 2] ; Marques, Lais S. K. [1, 2] ; Lara, Juliana R. [1, 2] ; Braz, Leandro G. [2]
Total Authors: 7
Affiliation:
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Botucatu Med Sch, Dept Anesthesiol, GENOTOX Lab, Botucatu, SP - Brazil
[2] Braz, Leandro G., Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Botucatu Med Sch, Dept Anesthesiol, GENOTOX Lab, Botucatu, SP, Brazil.Braz, Mariana G., Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Botucatu Med Sch, Dept Anesthesiol, GENOTOX Lab, Botucatu, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis; JUN 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

This study evaluated both telomere length (TL) and micronucleus (MN) as indicators of genome instability in 40 anesthesiologists occupationally exposed to anesthetics and in 40 physicians without occupational exposure to anesthetics who were matched by age, sex, and lifestyle. Blood and buccal samples were collected from both groups at the same period. Anesthetic exposure assessment was performed. The studied groups were assessed regarding relative TL by quantitative polymerase chain reaction and MN by buccal MN assay. Mean trace concentrations of anesthetics were below two parts per million. No significant differences between groups were found for both biomarkers. However, MN frequency was slightly increased (1.9-fold;p= .094) in the exposed group compared to the control group and in the exposed males (2.4-fold;p= .090) compared to unexposed males. TL and age showed a significant negative correlation. Anesthetic occupational exposure below recommended levels is not associated with changes in TL and MN in anesthesiologists. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/21130-0 - Correlation between concentration of waste anesthetic gases with oxidative stress and immune response in medical residents occupationally exposed
Grantee:Mariana Gobbo Braz
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/05084-8 - Evaluation of DNA damage in Anesthesiologists
Grantee:Leandro Gobbo Braz
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/15559-1 - Evaluation of redox status, inflammatory response, telomeres and gene expression in anesthesiologists
Grantee:Mariana Gobbo Braz
Support type: Regular Research Grants