Mesothelioma: identical routes to malignancy from asbestos and carbon nanotubes

Port, J. and Murphy, D. J. (2017) Mesothelioma: identical routes to malignancy from asbestos and carbon nanotubes. Current Biology, 27(21), R1173-R1176. (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.07.026) (PMID:29112873)

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Abstract

Exposure of laboratory mice to carbon nanotubes mimics exposure to asbestos, from initial and chronic inflammation, through loss of the same tumour-suppressor pathways and eventual sporadic development of malignant mesothelioma. Fibres of a similar nature may pose significant health risks to humans.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murphy, Professor Daniel and PORT, Jennifer
Authors: Port, J., and Murphy, D. J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cancer Sciences
Journal Name:Current Biology
Publisher:Elsevier (Cell Press)
ISSN:0960-9822
ISSN (Online):1879-0445
Published Online:06 November 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Elsevier, Ltd.
First Published:First published in Current Biology 27(21):R1173-R1176
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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