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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)
2-Amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP) is a heterocyclic amine carcinogen present in well-done meat. PhIP must undergo host-mediated bioactivation to exert its mutagenic and(More)