Biological effects of the Sudan dyes. Role of the Ah cytosolic receptor.

The hepatic induction of two cytochrome P1-450-mediated activities [aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase (AHH) and ethoxyresorufin O-deethylase (ETR)] was studied following the administration of the azo dyes Sudan I, II, III, and IV. When using Ah-responsive C57BL/6J mice, Sudan dye II proved to be quite potent as an inducer causing almost maximal induction at… CONTINUE READING