Laser Raman tweezer spectroscopy to explore the bisphenol A-induced changes in human erythrocytes

Lukose, Jijo and Mithun, N and Priyanka, M and Mohan, Ganesh and Shastry, Shamee and Chidangil, Santhosh (2019) Laser Raman tweezer spectroscopy to explore the bisphenol A-induced changes in human erythrocytes. RSC Advances, 9. pp. 15933-15940. ISSN 10795-10800

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The dermal penetration of bisphenol-A (BPA) from thermal papers into the human skin is a matter of major health concern due to its extensive use in developing countries like India, one of its largest users in the world. Bisphenol A is widely used in the manufacture of many consumer goods like polycarbonate water bottles, baby bottles, food containers, home appliances, thermal papers used in billing and tickets, the inner lining of food cans, etc. BPA can be easily adsorbed into the blood rapidly. The integration of optical tweezers with Raman spectroscopic techniques has realized avenues for interpreting single cell investigations. In the present work, the impact of BPA from thermal papers on individual human erythrocytes (red blood cells) has been investigated using micro-Raman spectroscopy. Significant intensity variations were noticed for hemoglobin oxygenation markers in the Raman spectra of red blood cells (RBCs). Raman spectral variations supporting RBC hemoglobin depletion were also found in the presence of BPA. Evident morphological changes are also observed in RBCs due to BPA in vitro exposures, which ultimately lead to cell bursting at higher concentrations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Departments at MU > Atomic Molecular Physics
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2019 08:36
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 08:36

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