[In vitro effects of hexavalent and tetravalent tellurium on immune functions].

Giornale italiano di medicina del lavoro ed ergonomia

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Meliddo G, Di Giampaolo L, Toto E, Russi M, Travaglini P, Appignani M, Di Gioacchino M, Boscolo P. [In vitro effects of hexavalent and tetravalent tellurium on immune functions]. G Ital Med Lav Ergon. 2004;25 Suppl(3):71-2.
The "in vitro" immune effects of K2TeO3xH2O (Te IV) and K2TeO4x2H2O (Te VI) on peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) was determined. Te(IV) inhibited PBMC proliferation and IFN-gamma, IL-5 and TNF-alpha release from PBMC more than Te (VI).