Age-related modification of 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene binding to rat mammary gland DNA.


The binding of 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA) to mammary gland and liver DNA of female Sprague-Dawley rats either 35, 50, or 120 days of age at the time of carcinogen administration was studied. Following a single oral feeding of tritium-labeled DMBA, the level of binding to liver DNA of rats in all 3 age groups was significantly lower, at all times… (More)