Effect of War and Postwar Genotoxins on Micronuclei Frequency in Sarajevo Study Group

  • Slavka Ibrulj Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
  • Sanin Haverić Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Sarajevo
  • Anja Haverić Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Sarajevo
  • Adaleta Durmić-Pašić Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Sarajevo
  • Damir Marjanović Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Sarajevo
Keywords: war related genotoxins, binuclear lymphocytes, micronuclei

Abstract

During the 1992-1995 siege, as well as after the war activities, citizens of Sarajevo were most probably exposed to various potential genotoxic agents. The effects of those potential genotoxins were evaluated by micronucleus-cytokinesis blocked assay. The study included 30 individuals who resided in the area of Sarajevo during the war and the postwar period. Point bi-serial coefficient analysis did not reveal any relationship between the frequencies of binuclear cells with micronuclei as well as total number of micronuclei and smoking habits or gender. Simple linear regression revealed statistically significant positive correlation between the age and micronuclei formation. Due to the war related environmental contamination more extensive study is recommended.

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Effect of War and Postwar Genotoxins on Micronuclei Frequency in Sarajevo Study Group
Published
2006-11-20
How to Cite
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Ibrulj S, Haverić S, Haverić A, Durmić-Pašić A, Marjanović D. Effect of War and Postwar Genotoxins on Micronuclei Frequency in Sarajevo Study Group. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci [Internet]. 2006Nov.20 [cited 2021Oct.22];6(4):54-7. Available from: https://www.bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/3121
Section
Molecular Biology