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Original scientific paper
https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-60-2009-1920

Biological Effects of Echinacea purpurea on Human Blood Cells

Gordana Joksić ; Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia
Sandra Petrović ; Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia
Ivana Joksić ; Clinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics "Narodni Front", Belgrade, Serbia
Andreja Leskovac ; Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia

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APA 6th Edition
Joksić, G., Petrović, S., Joksić, I. & Leskovac, A. (2009). Biological Effects of Echinacea purpurea on Human Blood Cells. Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, 60 (2), 165-172. https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-60-2009-1920
MLA 8th Edition
Joksić, Gordana, et al. "Biological Effects of Echinacea purpurea on Human Blood Cells." Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, vol. 60, no. 2, 2009, pp. 165-172. https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-60-2009-1920. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Joksić, Gordana, Sandra Petrović, Ivana Joksić and Andreja Leskovac. "Biological Effects of Echinacea purpurea on Human Blood Cells." Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju 60, no. 2 (2009): 165-172. https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-60-2009-1920
Harvard
Joksić, G., et al. (2009). 'Biological Effects of Echinacea purpurea on Human Blood Cells', Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, 60(2), pp. 165-172. https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-60-2009-1920
Vancouver
Joksić G, Petrović S, Joksić I, Leskovac A. Biological Effects of Echinacea purpurea on Human Blood Cells. Arh Hig Rada Toksikol. [Internet]. 2009 [cited 2020 October 20];60(2):165-172. https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-60-2009-1920
IEEE
G. Joksić, S. Petrović, I. Joksić and A. Leskovac, "Biological Effects of Echinacea purpurea on Human Blood Cells", Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, vol.60, no. 2, pp. 165-172, 2009. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-60-2009-1920

Abstracts
The aim of this study was to investigate radioprotective properties of Echinacea purpurea tablets in vivo. We analysed lymphocyte chromosome aberrations (CA), micronuclei (MN), apoptosis of leukocytes and haematological parameters in a group of radiation workers who were identified as carrying dicentric chromosomes in their lymphocytes. All radiation workers were taking two 275 mg Echinacea tablets b.i.d., according to a pharmacist’s recommendation. All parameters were analysed before and after the two-week treatment. At the end of the treatment lymphocyte CA frequency dropped significantly, and the number of apoptotic cells increased. The inverse lymphocyte-to-granulocyte ratio at the beginning of the study changed to normal at its end. In conclusion, biological effects observed after administration of Echinacea purpurea preparation suggest that it may be beneficial for the prevention of adverse health effects in workers exposed to ionising radiation.

Keywords
apoptosis; ionising radiation; micronuclei; protective effects

Hrčak ID: 38393

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/38393

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