Biopolym. Cell. 2005; 21(4):326-334.
Cell Biology
Use of lectinotest in study on erythrocyte membrane receptors in children from territories monitored towards radioecology
1Karpova I. S., 1Koretskaya N. V., 2Lev T. D.
  1. Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, NAS of Ukraine
    150, Akademika Zabolotnoho Str., Kyiv, Ukraine, 03680
  2. Institute of Agroecology of NAAS
    12 Metrologichna Str., Kyiv, Ukraine, 03680


An application of lectinotest to examine the children from Kyiv province, affected by the factors of Chernobyl accident, has revealed significant difference in intensity of reaction with lectins, that shows directed and various changes in the erythrocyte membrane receptors pattern during both «iodine» and further period. The correlation between some lectinotest parameters and the density of settlements contamination by Cesium-137 has been determined. The characteristic decrease in the receptor activity has been observed in groups of children-migrants from contaminated territories and children, using milk with higher contents of radioactive Cesium. This may indicate the transition from adaptive states to disadaptation.
Keywords: lectins, lectinotest, erythrocyte membrane, radioecological monitoring


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