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Morphological transformation induced by glass fibers in BALB/c-3T3 cells.

Authors
Gao-G; Whong-Z; Jones-WG; Wallace-WE; Ong-T
Source
Teratog, Carcinog, Mutagen 1995 Jul; 15(2):63-71
NIOSHTIC No.
00232464
Abstract
To investigate the carcinogenicity of man made glass fibers, a study was undertaken to determine the ability of these fibers to transform BALB/c-3T3 cells and to elucidate the neoplastic potential of these cells after transformation. To determine transformation, cultures of BALB/c-3T3 cells were exposed to five concentrations each of three glass fiber varieties (ISL, AAA-10, and JM-10) for 72 hours. The neoplastic potential of transformed cells was determined via soft agar cloning and gene transfection analysis. Relative colony forming efficiencies (RCE) were used to determine glass fiber cytotoxicity. All fiber types were shown to be cytotoxic, with JM- 100 and AAA-10 proving to be more cytotoxic than ISL at higher concentrations (greater than 10 micrograms/cubic meter). All glass fiber types produced concentration dependent transformation of BALB/c-3T3 cells. From this study the authors conclude that glass fibers are capable of transforming BALB/c-3T3 cells, and that such transformed cells exhibit characteristics suggestive of neoplastic potential.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Fibrous-glass; In-vitro-study; Carcinogens; Cell-transformation; Neoplastic-transformation; Cell-cultures; Mammalian-cells; Cytotoxic-effects; Author Keywords: glass fiber; transformation; BALB/c-3T3; transfection; anchorage independence
Contact
WZ. Whong, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505-2888
CODEN
TCMUD8
Publication Date
19950701
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0270-3211
NIOSH Division
DRDS
Source Name
Teratogenesis, Carcinogenesis, and Mutagenesis
State
WV
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