[Toxic effect of heavy metals on human blood neutrophils].

Izvestiia Akademii nauk. Seriia biologicheskaia / Rossiiskaia akademiia nauk

PubMedID: 16004267

Mushtakova VM, Fomina VA, Rogovin VV. [Toxic effect of heavy metals on human blood neutrophils]. Izv Akad Nauk Ser Biol. 2005;(3):336-8.
Activity of the peroxidase-hydrogen peroxide system is proposed as a biological marker of ecological risk of heavy metal contamination of the environment. The effect of lead, copper, mercury, and cadmium ions on peroxidase system activity in human peripheral blood neutrophils was studied using cytochemical methods. A possible mechanism of suppression of peroxidase system activity by metal ions is discussed.