Formation of sulfate and glucoside conjugates of benzo[e]pyrene by Cunninghamella elegans


 Benzo[e]pyrene is a pentacyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, which, unlike its structural isomer benzo[a]pyrene, is not a potent carcinogen or mutagen. The metabolism of benzo[e]pyrene was studied using the filamentous fungus Cunninghamella elegans ATCC 36112. C. elegans metabolized 65% of the [9, 10, 11, 12-3H]benzo[e]pyrene and unlabeled benzo[e]pyrene added to Sabouraud dextrose broth cultures after 120 h of incubation. Three major metabolites of benzo[e]pyrene were separated by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography. These metabolites were identified by 1H and 13C NMR, UV-visible, and mass spectral analyses as 3-benzo[e]pyrenylsulfate, 10-hydroxy-3-benzo[e]pyrenyl sulfate, and benzo[e]pyrene 3-O-β-glucopyranoside.

DOI: 10.1007/s002530050747

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@article{Pothuluri1996FormationOS, title={Formation of sulfate and glucoside conjugates of benzo[e]pyrene by Cunninghamella elegans}, author={Jairaj V Pothuluri and Frederick E. Evans and Thomas M. Heinze and Carl Cerniglia}, journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology}, year={1996}, volume={45}, pages={677-683} }