Fecapentaene concentration and mutagenicity in 718 North American stool samples.


The fecapentaenes (FP) are the predominant fecal mutagens identified to date, but they have not been shown to be carcinogenic. Epidemiologists looking for other fecal mutagens that may be related to colorectal cancer must disentangle from their investigations the pervasive mutagenic effect of the fecapentaenes. As a first step to studying the epidemiology… (More)