Benzo[a]pyrene exposed to solar-simulated light inhibits apoptosis and augments carcinogenicity.

@article{Teranishi2010BenzoapyreneET,
  title={Benzo[a]pyrene exposed to solar-simulated light inhibits apoptosis and augments carcinogenicity.},
  author={Mai Teranishi and Tatsushi Toyooka and Takeshi Ohura and Shuichi Masuda and Yuko Ibuki},
  journal={Chemico-biological interactions},
  year={2010},
  volume={185 1},
  pages={4-11}
}
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) such as benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) are widespread environmental pollutants and several lines of experimental evidence have suggested a role in carcinogenesis. PAHs in the environment are exposed to sunlight and photomodified PAHs have been detected in contaminated sediment and air particulate matter; however, the carcinogenicity of photomodified PAHs is not well understood. In this study, we found that solar-simulated light-irradiated BaP (LBaP) inhibited… CONTINUE READING