Measuring Change of Bronchial Epithelial Cells from Diesel Exhaust Using Collagen

Researchers in Norway used Nutragen® type I collagen to help study the dangerous effects of diesel exhaust on human bronchial epithelial cells.

Cells seeded on type I collagen coated plates were exposed to the particulate matter found in diesel exhaust from an industrial forklift, and then analyzed. The researchers measured cell performance via gene expression, cytokine release, and other assays.

The results? Occupational exposure to diesel exhaust may cause lung cancer in humans, due to DNA-damage, altered gene expression and inflammatory responses.

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