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N-acetyltransferase-1 (NAT1) and N-acetyltransferase-2 (NAT2) are important in the metabolism of aromatic and heterocyclic amine carcinogens that induce prostate tumors in the rat. We investigated(More)
2-Amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP) is a heterocyclic amine carcinogen prevalent in the human diet. To exert its mutagenic and carcinogenic effects, PhIP undergoes bioactivation to(More)
Aromatic and heterocyclic amine carcinogens present in the diet and in cigarette smoke induce breast tumors in rats. N-acetyltransferase 1 (NAT1) and N-acetyltransferase 2 (NAT2) enzymes have(More)
N-acetyltransferases (EC 2.3.1.5) catalyze O-acetylation of heterocyclic amine carcinogens to DNA-reactive electrophiles that bind and mutate DNA. An acetylation polymorphism exists in humans and(More)