The object of the present study was to determine the effects of controlled cotton dust exposure on the in vivo complement activation (C3), on the C5a-induced GAA, and on the level of circulating immune complexes (CIC) in the serum samples from textile workers and control subjects. A weak but well measurable GAA was found in most textile workers tested, which was significantly increased after textile dust inhalation. An association was found between complaints and objectives disorders of respiratory functions on the one hand and the GAA on the other hand, indicating a possible role of complement activation in the development of respiratory distress in textile workers.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)