Dependence on Salmonella typhimurium enzymes of mutagenicities of nitrobenzene and its derivatives in the presence of rat-liver S9 and norharman.

Dependence on S. typhimurium enzymes of mutagenicities of nitrobenzene (NB) and o-, p-chloronitrobenzenes (o-, p-CNBs), which are only mutagenic in the presence of S9 and norharman (NOH), was investigated using a nitroreductase-deficient strain TA98NR and an esterifying enzyme-deficient strain TA98/1,8-DNP6. NB exhibited mutagenicity towards TA98 but did… CONTINUE READING