Quinones as mutagens, carcinogens, and anticancer agents: introduction and overview.

@article{Smith1985QuinonesAM,
  title={Quinones as mutagens, carcinogens, and anticancer agents: introduction and overview.},
  author={Martyn Thomas Smith},
  journal={Journal of toxicology and environmental health},
  year={1985},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={665-72}
}
Quinones are widespread in our environment, occurring both naturally and as pollutants. Human exposure to them is therefore extensive. Quinones also form an important class of toxic metabolites generated as a result of the metabolism of phenols and related compounds, including phenol itself, 1-naphthol, and diethylstilbestrol. The mechanisms by which… CONTINUE READING