When aromatic hydrocarbon (Ah)-responsive and -non-responsive strains of mice were pretreated with 3-methylcholanthrene (MC) or 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), vitamin C reduced the microsomal aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase (AHH) activity. The AHH inhibitors 7,8-benzoflavone (7,8-BF) and 3-methylsulfonyl-3′,4,4′,5-tetrachlorobiphenyl (3-MSF-3′,4,4′,5-tetraCB) showed various inhibitory effects depending upon the types of microsomes, whereas vitamin C exhibited inhibition irrespective of the types of microsomes. 7,8-BF and 3-MSF-3′,4,4′,5-tetraCB as well as vitamin C suppressed the reverse mutation of the Salmonella typhimurium tester strains TA98 and TA100 induced by benzo[a]pyrene.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Mutation Research - Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1991|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis