Associations of Annual Ambient Fine Particulate Matter Mass and Components with Mitochondrial DNA Abundance

Peng C., ÇAYIR A. , SANCHEZ-GUERRA M., Di Q., Wilson A., Zhong J., ...More

EPIDEMIOLOGY, vol.28, no.6, pp.763-770, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/ede.0000000000000717
  • Title of Journal : EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.763-770


Background: Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) represents a mixture of components with potentially different toxicities. However, little is known about the relative effects of PM2.5 mass and PM2.5 components on mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) abundance, which may lie on the pathway of PM2.5-associated disease.