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Abbreviations: ALAD, delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase; BLL, blood lead level; CD3+, CD4+, CD8+, cluster of differentiation (markers 3, 4, 8); CD45+RA+, naive memory T cells; CTL, cytotoxic T lymphocytes; HLA, human leukocyte antigen; IgA, IgG, IgE, immunoglobulin A, G, E; IL, interleukin; NKC, natural killer cells; TNF, tumor-necrosis factor; ZPP, zinc protoporphyrin.



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