Carcinogenic tryptophan pyrolysis products in the environment.

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the risk of carcinogenic tryptophan pyrolysis products to human health. During the last decade, a new series of heterocyclic amines has been isolated as potent mutagens and later shown to be potent carcinogens in experimental animals. Among them, 3-amino-1, 4-dimethyl-5H-pyrido [4, 3-b]indole (Trp-P-1) and 3-amino-1… CONTINUE READING