Cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of methyleugenol and related congeners-- a mechanism of activation for methyleugenol.


Methyleugenol is a substituted alkenylbenzene found in a variety of foods, products, and essential oils. In a 2-year bioassay conducted by the National Toxicology Program, methyleugenol caused neoplastic lesions in the livers of Fischer 344 rats and B6C3F(1) mice. We were interested in the cytotoxicity and genotoxicity caused by methyleugenol and other… (More)


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