Cadmium chloride induces dose-dependent increases in the frequency of micronuclei in mouse bone marrow

Ganesh Chandra Jagetia, Satish Kumar Adiga

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The frequency of micronucleated polychromatic erythrocytes (MPCE) and normochromatic erythrocytes (MNCE) was studied in Swiss albino mice treated with 0, 0,025, 0.05, 0.1, 0.25, 0.5, 1 and 2 mg/kg body weight of cadmium chloride. It was observed that cadmium chloride induce a dose-dependent increase in the frequency of MPCE and MNCE. However, this increase was significant only after treatment with 0.05 mg/kg of CdCl2 (MPCE). The polychromatic and normochromatic erythrocyte ratio (PCE/NCE ratio) declined with the increase in CdCl2 dose and this depletion was dose-dependent. A significant decline was observed only after 0.25 mg/kg CdCl2. The dose-response relationship for all three parameters was linear-quadratic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-90
Number of pages6
JournalMutation Research - Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-1994


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Biology
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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