Specificity of mutations induced by the food-associated heterocyclic amine 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo-[4,5-b]-pyridine in colon cancer cell lines defective in mismatch repair.

@article{Glaab2000SpecificityOM,
  title={Specificity of mutations induced by the food-associated heterocyclic amine 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo-[4,5-b]-pyridine in colon cancer cell lines defective in mismatch repair.},
  author={Warren E. Glaab and K L Kort and Thomas R. Skopek},
  journal={Cancer research},
  year={2000},
  volume={60 17},
  pages={4921-5}
}
Recently, we have shown a hypermutable response to the food-associated heterocyclic amine 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo-[4,5-b]-pyridine (PhIP) in human cells defective in mismatch repair (MMR). These findings suggest that exogenous compounds such as PhIP may play an important role in the generation of tumors in MMR-defective individuals. The specificity of mutations induced by PhIP exposure at the endogenous HPRT locus was determined in cell lines defective in MMR to better understand the… CONTINUE READING