Waheed Ahmad Khan

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The effect of pretreatment of skin of Sencar mice with topically applied tannic acid, quercetin and green tea polyphenols (GTP) on the skin tumor initiating activity of (+/-)-7 beta,8 alpha-dihydroxy-9 alpha,10 alpha-epoxy-7,8,9,10-tetrahydrobenzo[a]pyrene (BPDE-2) has been evaluated. The animals were pretreated with the plant phenols (tannic acid and(More)
For centuries green tea has been a widely consumed beverage throughout the world. It is known to contain a number of pharmacologically active compounds. In this study water extracts of green tea (WEGT) and their major constituents, green tea polyphenols (GTP), were examined for antimutagenic activity. WEGT and GTP were found to significantly inhibit the(More)
Our recent studies have shown that naturally occurring dietary plant phenols such as tannic acid, quercetin, myricetin, and anthraflavic acid are capable of inhibiting polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) metabolism and subsequent PAH-DNA adduct formation in epidermis of SENCAR mice (M. Das, et al., Cancer Res., 47: 760-766, 1987, and 47: 767-773, 1987).(More)
Tannic acid inhibits the mutagenicity of several polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and their bay-region diol-epoxides. Our prior studies have shown that when applied topically to Sencar mice, tannic acid caused substantial inhibition of epidermal PAH metabolism, subsequent PAH-DNA adduct formation, and PAH-induced skin tumorigenesis (H. Mukhtar et(More)
Green tea is a popular beverage in China and Asia and has been shown to possess antipyretic, diuretic and several other pharmacological activities. The major constituents of green tea are polyphenols which have been found to possess antioxidant and antimutagenic properties. In this study green tea polyphenols (GTP) were evaluated as an anti-initiating agent(More)
In prior studies with neonatal rats we have suggested that nitrated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (NPAH) are 3-methylcholanthrene (3-MC) type of inducers of cytochrome P-450. These observations have been extended by studying the effect of fluoranthene (FL) and its nitrated derivative, 3-nitrofluoranthene (3-NF) and a mixture of nitrated fluoranthenes(More)
To further define the capacity of skin to metabolize various drugs and carcinogens by the cytochrome P-450 (P-450)-dependent monooxygenase, we studied the profile of P-450 isoform(s) in neonatal rat epidermis after application of 3-methylcholanthrene (3-MC) to skin. Highly specific monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) 2-66-3 and 1-7-1 against purified rat liver(More)
Clotrimazole, an N-substituted imidazole, is a widely used topical agent for the treatment of superficial fungal infections. In this study, the effect of application of clotrimazole to the skin of neonatal rats on the induction response of the cytochrome P-450-dependent monooxygenase system in epidermis and liver has been examined. A single topical(More)
Clotrimazole, an N-substituted imidazole widely used as an antifungal agent, has been shown to both inhibit and induce hepatic cytochrome P-450 and related monooxygenase activities. In this study the profile of hepatic cytochrome P-450 isozyme(s) induced by clotrimazole treatment of male Sprague-Dawley rats was investigated. Clotrimazole administration (100(More)