Comparison of induction of DNA single-strand breaks and initiation of rat hepatocarcinogenesis by different nitrosamines.

The capacities of nitrosamines to induce DNA single-strand breaks (SSB) and to initiate carcinogenesis in rat liver were compared. N-Nitrosodiethanolamine (NDELA), N-nitrosoethylhydroxyethylamine (NEHEA) and N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) were equipotent in inducing DNA SSB when administered by gavage at doses of 0.35 mmol/kg, 0.015 mmol/kg and 0.37 mmol/kg… CONTINUE READING