A simple method for assessment of rat cytochrome P-448 isozymes responsible for the mutagenic activation of carcinogenic chemicals.


Cytochrome P-448H/L-enriched and cytochrome P-448L-enriched microsomes were prepared from the livers of Sprague-Dawley rats treated with 3-methylcholanthrene (MC) and with a combination of MC and carbon tetrachloride, respectively, and their activities for mediating mutagenic activation of 9 carcinogenic aromatic amines and benzo[a]pyrene, which are found… (More)