Beta-oxidation of N-nitrosodiethanolamine in different animal species in vitro and in vivo.

Abstract

The metabolism of N-nitrosodiethanolamine (NDELA) was studied to assess whether the formation of the beta-oxidized metabolites, N-nitroso(2-hydroxyethyl) (formylmethyl)amine (NHEFMA) and N-nitroso(2-hydroxyethyl)(carboxymethyl)amine (NHECMA), is involved in tumour induction in various animal species with different susceptibilities to NDELA carcinogenicity. In-vitro and in-vivo studies showed that all the animal species considered metabolize NDELA through the beta-oxidation pathway, suggesting that there is no correlation between carcinogenesis by NDELA and its beta-oxidation.

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@article{Bonfanti1987BetaoxidationON, title={Beta-oxidation of N-nitrosodiethanolamine in different animal species in vitro and in vivo.}, author={Miriam Bonfanti and Cinzia Magagnotti and Roberto Fanelli and Luisa Airoldi}, journal={IARC scientific publications}, year={1987}, volume={84}, pages={91-3} }