Contrasting disposition and metabolism of topically applied benzo(a)pyrene, trans-7,8-dihydroxy-7,8-dihydrobenzo(a)pyrene, and 7 beta,8 alpha-dihydroxy-9 alpha,10 alpha-epoxy-7,8,9,10-tetrahydrobenzo(a)pyrene in mouse epidermis in vivo.

@article{Melikian1987ContrastingDA,
  title={Contrasting disposition and metabolism of topically applied benzo(a)pyrene, trans-7,8-dihydroxy-7,8-dihydrobenzo(a)pyrene, and 7 beta,8 alpha-dihydroxy-9 alpha,10 alpha-epoxy-7,8,9,10-tetrahydrobenzo(a)pyrene in mouse epidermis in vivo.},
  author={Assieh A Melikian and K Bagheri and Stephen S Hecht},
  journal={Cancer research},
  year={1987},
  volume={47 20},
  pages={5354-60}
}
Whereas extensive evidence indicates that 7 beta,8 alpha-dihydroxy-9 alpha, 10 alpha-epoxy-7,8,9,10-tetrahydrobenzo(a)pyrene (anti-BPDE) is a major ultimate carcinogen of benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) in mouse skin, tumorigenicity studies have consistently shown that anti-BPDE is less active then BaP in this model system. In order to investigate factors responsible for this apparent contradiction, we have compared the disposition, metabolism, and DNA binding of [3H]BaP, (+/-)-trans-7,8-[14C]dihydroxy-7… CONTINUE READING