Understanding tobacco smoke carcinogen NNK and lung tumorigenesis.


The deleterious effects of tumor-promoting tobacco carcinogen, nitrosamine 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK, nicotine-derived nitrosamine ketone) have undoubtedly been stipulated. Though many tobacco agents play a part in the development of lung tumors, the potent effects of NNK remain unmatched. It is therefore critical to distinguish… (More)


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@article{Akopyan2006UnderstandingTS, title={Understanding tobacco smoke carcinogen NNK and lung tumorigenesis.}, author={Gohar Akopyan and Benjamin Bonavida}, journal={International journal of oncology}, year={2006}, volume={29 4}, pages={745-52} }