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beta-Glucans in promoting health: prevention against mutation and cancer.
The polysaccharides beta-glucans occur as a principal component of the cellular walls. Some microorganisms, such as yeast and mushrooms, and also cereals such as oats and barley, are of economicExpand
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Genotoxic, mutagenic and cytotoxic effects of the commercial dye CI Disperse Blue 291 in the human hepatic cell line HepG2.
Textile dyes are discarded into the aquatic ecosystem via industrial effluents and potentially expose humans and local biota to adverse effects. The commercial dye CI Disperse Blue 291 which containsExpand
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The anticlastogenicity of β-carotene evaluated on human hepatoma cells
Abstract The efficiency of β-carotene as a modulatory agent against clastogenicity induced by a cyclophosphamide (CPA), an indirect-acting mutagen, and mitomycin C (MMC), a direct-acting mutagen, wasExpand
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Black bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) as a protective agent against DNA damage in mice.
This study was designed to evaluate the toxicogenetic or protective effect of cooked and dehydrated black beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in bone marrow and peripheral blood cells of exposed mice. TheExpand
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Biological monitoring of workers occupationally exposed to ethylene oxide.
Ethylene oxide (EtO) is an important intermediate industrial chemical which is also used for sterilizing medical products and hospital equipment. In the present study we have evaluated someExpand
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Cytogenetic damage in circulating lymphocytes and buccal mucosa cells of head-and-neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy.
This study evaluated cytogenetic damage by measuring the frequency of micronucleated cells (MNC) in peripheral blood and buccal mucosa of head-and-neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy. MNCExpand
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Influence of aqueous extract of Agaricus blazei on rat liver toxicity induced by different doses of diethylnitrosamine.
The modifying potential of prior administration of an aqueous extract of the mushroom Agaricus blazei Murrill (Agaricaceae) (Ab) on hepatotoxicity induced by different doses of diethylnitrosamineExpand
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Study on the mutagenicity and antimutagenicity of a natural food colour (annatto) in mouse bone marrow cells.
Most manufactured foods contain chemicals added as a deliberate part of the manufacturing process. The aims of the present study were to evaluate the mutagenicity and antimutagenicity of annatto, aExpand
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The action of the herbicide paraquat on somatic and germ cells of mice.
The genotoxic potential of paraquat was evaluated in mouse somatic (bone marrow) and germ (spermatozoa) cells. Two exposure schedules were conducted: single and multiple treatment. Only for multipleExpand
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Effects of crude extracts of Agaricus blazei on DNA damage and on rat liver carcinogenesis induced by diethylnitrosamine.
The effects of crude extracts of the mushroom Agaricus blazei Murrill (Agaricaceae) on both DNA damage and placental form glutathione S-transferase (GST-P)-positive liver foci induced byExpand
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