Reduction of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide levels by ultimate carcinogens in human lymphocytes.

The effect of several classes of DNA-damaging chemicals and closely related compounds on cellular nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) levels was studied in freshly isolated peripheral human lymphocytes. Of the 21 compounds examined, 7 were direct DNA-damaging agents and 14 were non-DNA-damaging compounds or required metabolic activation to casue DNA… CONTINUE READING