Inhibition of 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone mouse lung tumorigenesis by arylalkynes, mechanism-based inactivators of cytochrome P450.

@article{Alworth1993InhibitionO4,
  title={Inhibition of 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone mouse lung tumorigenesis by arylalkynes, mechanism-based inactivators of cytochrome P450.},
  author={Willam L Alworth and R Young-Sciame and Stephen S Hecht},
  journal={Carcinogenesis},
  year={1993},
  volume={14 8},
  pages={1711-3}
}
Arylalkynes such as 4-phenyl-1-butyne (PBY), 5-phenyl-1-pentyne (PPY) and 2-ethynylnaphthalene (2-EN) are suicide inhibitors of cytochrome P450 enzymes. Arylalkyl isothiocyanates such as 6-phenylhexyl isothiocyanate (PHITC) are structurally related to arylalkynes and are known to inhibit the cytochrome P450 mediated metabolic activation and tumorigenicity of a tobacco-specific lung carcinogen, 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK). In this study, we compared the ability of PBY… CONTINUE READING