Beatriz Alonso's research while affiliated with University of Rostock and other places

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It is known that asbestos and other mineral fibers induce lung cancer and mesothelioma. However, the primary mechanisms of fiber-induced carcinogenesis still remain to be elucidated. Previous studies, including our own, have shown that asbestos causes specific mitotic disturbances, micronucleus formation and typical changes in chromatin structure r...


... Crocidolite induced chromosome aberrations in CHO-K1 and CHO-WBL cells [20,21] as well as human mesothelioma cells [22]. Amosite also induced chromosome damage in human mesothelioma cells [23] as well as CHO-K1 [24] and Syrian hamster cells [25]. Rodent cells are prone to generation of false or misleading positive responses to materials not genotoxic in vivo [28]. ...