Genotoxic evaluation of the furylethylene derivative 1-(5-bromofur-2-yl)-2-nitroethene in cultured human lymphocytes.

The genotoxicity of the 2-furylethylene derivative 1-(5-bromofur-2-yl)-2-nitroethene (2-betaNF) has been evaluated in cultured human peripheral blood lymphocytes at concentrations ranging from 0.5 to 15microg/ml. The frequencies of micronuclei (MN) and sister-chromatid exchanges (SCEs) were used and scored as indicators of genetic damage. To asses the role… (More)