Luteolin enhances the bioavailability of benzo(a)pyrene in human colon carcinoma cells.

We investigated the effect of luteolin, a plant-derived flavonoid, on benzo(a)pyrene (B(a)P)-stimulated drug metabolism and transport in human colon carcinoma cells. While luteolin treatment inhibited B(a)P-induced expression and activity of arylhydrocarbon receptor-dependent cytochrome P450 enzymes, the overall activity of UDP-glucuronosyltransferases and… (More)