Micronucleus studies in the peripheral blood and bone marrow of mice treated with jet fuels, JP-8 and Jet-A

Vijayalaxmi, Andrew D. Kligerman, Thomas J. Prihoda, Stephen E. Ullrich

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Abstract

The potential adverse effects of dermal and inhalation exposure of jet fuels are important for health hazard evaluation in humans. The genotoxic potential of jet fuels, JP-8 and Jet-A, was investigated in an animal model. Mice were treated dermally with either a single or multiple applications of these jet fuels. Peripheral blood and bone marrow smears were prepared to examine the incidence of micronuclei (MN) in polychromatic erythrocytes (PCEs). In all experiments, using several different exposure regimens, no statistically significant increase in the incidence of MN was observed in the bone marrow and/or peripheral blood of mice treated with JP-8 or Jet-A when compared with those of untreated control animals. The data in mice treated with a single dose of JP-8 or Jet-A did not confirm the small but statistically significant increase in micronuclei reported in our previous study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-87
Number of pages6
JournalMutation Research - Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis
Volume608
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 19 2006

Keywords

  • Genotoxicity
  • JP-8
  • Jet fuel
  • Jet-A
  • Mice
  • Micronuclei

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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