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Main Title Age-Related Changes in Disposition and Metabolism of Benzene in Male C57BL/6N Mice.
Author McMahon, T. F. ; Birnbaum, L. S. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Toxicology Branch. ;National Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher c1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/J-92/374;
Stock Number PB93-107191
Additional Subjects Aging(Biology) ; Pharmacokinetics ; Benzene ; Metabolism ; Feces ; Mice ; Carbon dioxide ; Carbon 14 ; Urine ; Dose-response relationships ; Biotransformation ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-107191 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/08/1993
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Benzene disposition and metabolism were examined as a function of age in male C57BL/6N mice aged 3 and 18 months. Mice received a single oral dose of either 10 or 200 mg/kg (14)C-benzene (approximately 25 microCl/kg). Excretion of (14)C-derived benzene radioactivity (RA) was monitored in urine, feces, and as exhaled (14)CO2 from 0 to 72 hr, and as exhaled unmetabolized benzene from 0 to 6 hr. At 10 mg/kg (14)C-benzene, urinary elimination was the major route of excretion in both 3- and 18-month mice. Urinary excretion of (14)C-derived benzene RA was significantly decreased in 18- vs. 3-month mice at 4, 6, 24, and 48 hr, while fecal excretion was significantly increased at 72 hr. Elimination of (14)C-benzene as (14)CO2 and unmetabolized (14)C-benzene was also increased in 18- vs. 3-month mice at this dose. The results of these experiments indicate that total metabolism of benzene as well as metabolism to specific metabolites is affected by aging. (Copyright (c) 1991 by The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.)