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Research article
15 Nov 2016
Research article |  | 15 Nov 2016

In vitro exposure to isoprene-derived secondary organic aerosol by direct deposition and its effects on COX-2 and IL-8 gene expression

Maiko Arashiro, Ying-Hsuan Lin, Kenneth G. Sexton, Zhenfa Zhang, Ilona Jaspers, Rebecca C. Fry, William G. Vizuete, Avram Gold, and Jason D. Surratt


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Short summary
Atmospheric oxidation of isoprene in the presence of acidic sulfate aerosol yields substantial SOA. Potential adverse health effects resulting from exposure to this aerosol type are largely unknown. Measurements of gene expression of known inflammatory biomarkers interleukin 8 (IL-8) and cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) in exposed human lung cells at the air–liquid interface showed that a dose of 0.067 μg cm−2 of isoprene SOA leads to statistically significant increases in IL-8 and COX-2 mRNA levels.
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