oa South African Medical Journal - Some biological actions of silica: their part in the pathogenesis of silicosis
|Article Title||Some biological actions of silica: their part in the pathogenesis of silicosis|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Pneumoconiosis Research Unit, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South African Institute for Medical Research, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Apr 1963|
|Pages||451 - 456|
|Keyword(s)||Aetiology, Biological action, Pathogenesis, Physiology, Silica and Silicosis|
An attempt has been made in this paper to define more clearly the part which the surface activity of the silica particle might play in the pathogenesis of silicosis, and analogies have been drawn with the structure and biological action of other anionic macromolecules.
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