Serum growth factors and oncoproteins in firefighters

J. Ford, S. Smith, Jiin Chyuan Luo, G. Friedman-jimenez, P. Brandt-rauf, S. Markowitz, K. Garibaldi, H. Niman

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Abstract

Firefighters are potentially at increased risk for cancer and non-malignant respiratory disease due to their toxic exposures on the job. Growth factors and oncogene proteins are thought to play a role in the development of various malignancies and pulmonary fibrotic diseases. Therefore, a cohort of firefighters and matched controls have been screened for the presence of nine different growth factors and oncoproteins using an immunoblotting assay. Fourteen of the firefighters were found to be positive for β-transforming growth factor (β-TGF) related proteins compared to no positives in the controls (P=0.0017). These results suggest that β-TGF may be a possible biomarker for monitoring firefighters and other exposed workers for the potential development of cancer or non-malignant respiratory disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-42
Number of pages4
JournalOccupational Medicine
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Firefighters
Pulmonary diseases
Oncogene Proteins
Growth Factors
Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins
Cancer
Serum
Proteins
Protein
Biomarkers
Neoplasms
Poisons
Assays
Transforming Growth Factors
Immunoblotting
Monitoring
Lung Diseases
Growth factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Hematology

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Ford, J., Smith, S., Luo, J. C., Friedman-jimenez, G., Brandt-rauf, P., Markowitz, S., ... Niman, H. (1992). Serum growth factors and oncoproteins in firefighters. Occupational Medicine, 42(1), 39-42. https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/42.1.39

Serum growth factors and oncoproteins in firefighters. / Ford, J.; Smith, S.; Luo, Jiin Chyuan; Friedman-jimenez, G.; Brandt-rauf, P.; Markowitz, S.; Garibaldi, K.; Niman, H.

In: Occupational Medicine, Vol. 42, No. 1, 1992, p. 39-42.

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Ford, J, Smith, S, Luo, JC, Friedman-jimenez, G, Brandt-rauf, P, Markowitz, S, Garibaldi, K & Niman, H 1992, 'Serum growth factors and oncoproteins in firefighters', Occupational Medicine, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 39-42. https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/42.1.39
Ford J, Smith S, Luo JC, Friedman-jimenez G, Brandt-rauf P, Markowitz S et al. Serum growth factors and oncoproteins in firefighters. Occupational Medicine. 1992;42(1):39-42. https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/42.1.39
Ford, J. ; Smith, S. ; Luo, Jiin Chyuan ; Friedman-jimenez, G. ; Brandt-rauf, P. ; Markowitz, S. ; Garibaldi, K. ; Niman, H. / Serum growth factors and oncoproteins in firefighters. In: Occupational Medicine. 1992 ; Vol. 42, No. 1. pp. 39-42.
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