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3-nitrobenzanthrone (3-NBA) is a potent mutagen and suspected human carcinogen identified in diesel exhaust and ambient air pollution. 3-aminobenzanthrone (3-ABA), 3-acetylaminobenzanthrone (3-Ac-ABA) and N-acetyl-N-hydroxy-3-aminobenzanthrone (N-Ac-N-OH-ABA) have been identified as 3-NBA metabolites. Recently we found that 3-NBA and its metabolites (3-ABA,(More)
V79 Chinese hamster cells were genetically engineered for stable expression of human P450IA2. Full length cDNA, encoding human P450IA2, was inserted into an SV40 early promoter containing eukaryotic expression vector and cointroduced with the selection marker neomycin phosphotransferase (conferring resistance to the neomycin derivative G418) into V79(More)
1-Hydroxymethylpyrene (HMP), a primary benzylic alcohol, and 4H-cyclopenta[def]chrysen-4-ol (OH-CPC), a secondary benzylic alcohol, were investigated for mutagenicity in Salmonella typhimurium (reversion of the his- strain TA98) in the presence of various xenobiotic-metabolizing systems. In the direct test, HMP was inactive and OH-CPC was very weakly(More)
In order to provide data for meaningful interpretation and quantitation of immunogold labeling on cryosections their morphology and permeability to protein A-gold were evaluated: We studied plastic sections of immunogold-labeled ultrathin and semithick cryosections cut perpendicular to the original cryosection plane. Various soluble and insoluble antigens(More)
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) are an important class of environmental contaminants many of which require metabolic activation to DNA-reactive bay or fjord region diolepoxides (DE) in order to exert their mutagenic and carcinogenic effects. In this study, the mutagenicity of the bay region diolepoxides(More)