Species differences in the formation of benzo(a)pyrene-DNA adducts in rodent and human endometrium.

The formation of adducts of benzo(a)pyrene metabolites on DNA was investigated in endometrial tissue from humans, hamsters, mice, and rats. anti-Benzo(a)pyrene-7,8-diol-9,10-epoxide was the predominant adduct identified in all the species studied. The amount of (+)-anti-benzo(a)pyrene-7,8-diol-9,10-epoxide bound to DNA from human endometrium was… (More)