The repair activity of DNA was studied by variola vaccine virus reactivation and induced mutagenesis tests in the peripheral blood lymphocytes of children living in areas with an increased level of ionizing radiation due to breakdown at the Chernobyl' nuclear power station. A more profound repair disturbance was revealed in children living on strictly controlled territories and born after the disaster, compared to those born before it, and children living in areas where the radiation level does not exceed background values. The disturbances were characterized by increased induced mutagenesis and decreased reactivation of the variola vaccine virus. No changes in the degree of DNA repair synthesis were registered in any of the groups studied.
The levels of the first 3 subclasses of IgG, as determined by the radial immunodiffusion test, proved to be similar in the blood sera obtained from mothers and newborns in Moscow. The concentration of IgG4 was 0.64 +/- 0.02 g/l iently indicative of a limited passage of IgG4 molecules through the placenta. The inhabitants of an isolated northern village were found to have the inheritable combined deficit of IfG2 and IgG3 synthesis in their blood sera, which was probably due to the prolonged processes of inbreeding and the progenitor effect.
The ability to form the adaptive response in lymphocytes of 23 children, exposed to small radiation doses as the result of Chernobyl accident was studied by hydroxylapatite chromatography of cell lysates. No correlation was found between the ability to form adaptive response and received radiation dose.
The ability of lymphocytes to form an adaptive response in cells of the children which were exposed to small radiation doses during the Chernobyl accident was studied by hydroxyapatite chromatography of cell lysates. Ten children living in the area with high radiation level (Bryansk region) and seventeen children living in the area with natural radiation level (Bryansk region too) were examined. No difference in cell ability to form adaptive response was found in both children group.