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Main Title S9-Dependent Activation of 1-Nitropyrene and 3-Nitrofluoranthene in Bacterial Mutagenicity Assays.
Author Ball, L. M. ; Williams, K. ; Kohan, M. J. ; Lewtas, J. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;North Carolina Univ. at Chapel Hill. Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Engineering.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/D-86/003;
Stock Number PB86-144631
Additional Subjects Toxicology ; Bacteria ; Bioassay ; Nitrogen organic compounds ; Fluoranthene/nitro ; Pyrene/nitro ; Mutagenesis ; Salmonella typhimurium
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-144631 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 12p
Nitro-substituted polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (N02PAH) such as 1-nitropyrene (NP) and 3-nitrofluoranthene (3-NFA), both widespread environmental mutagens, generally require activation by bacterial nitroreductases for maximal expression of their mutagenicity in the Ames Salmonella histidine reversion assay; addition of exogenous mammalian drug-metabolishing enzymes (S9 fraction) decreases their activity in the system. In contrast, in an assay of forward mutation (to 8-aza-guanine resistance) with Salmonella typhimurium strain TM677, without S9 NFA has relatively low activity (10 to 20 mutants per 10 to the 5th power survivors at 5 micrograms/ml) and NP only marginally doubles the background mutation rate. Addition of S9 protein enhances NP at 50 micrograms/ml and 80 to 100 x 10 to the minus 5 power for NFA at 5 to 10 micrograms/ml. Therefore generation of active genotoxic intermediates in the forward mutation system may proceed through metabolic pathways other than the previously-defined bacterial nitro-reduction. Previously-identified oxidative metabolites of NP are known to be mutagenic.