We have studied the metabolic competence of two non-transformed epithelial-like cell lines derived from fetal mouse liver, C 6 and C 2.8, to activate the promutagen benzo[a]pyrene by measuring both the induction of DNA adducts through the nuclease P1-enhanced P-32-postlabeling assay and the formation of micronuclei. The pattern and level of DNA adducts detected in C 6 and C 2.8 cells treated with benzo[a]pyrene were compared with those obtained in human peripheral blood lymphocytes treated with the same compound and with [H-3]anti-benzo[a]pyrene diolepoxide. In both the cell lines and in human lymphocytes we observed a consistent induction of distinct DNA adducts. In C 6 and C 2.8 cells, the most evident adduct showed a position similar to that of the main adduct induced by [H-3]-anti-benzo[a]pyrene diolepoxide in human lymphocytes. In addition, benzo[a]pyrene caused a significant increase of micronucleated C 6 and C 2.8 cells, whereas the frequency of micronuclei did not increase in CHO cells treated, for comparison, in the same way.

Metabolic activation of benzo[a]pyrene in two fetal mouse hepatocyte lines: induction of DNA adducts and micronuclei.

CANOVA, SABRINA;VENIER, PAOLA;NAVAZIO, LORELLA;CELOTTI, LUCIA
1996

Abstract

We have studied the metabolic competence of two non-transformed epithelial-like cell lines derived from fetal mouse liver, C 6 and C 2.8, to activate the promutagen benzo[a]pyrene by measuring both the induction of DNA adducts through the nuclease P1-enhanced P-32-postlabeling assay and the formation of micronuclei. The pattern and level of DNA adducts detected in C 6 and C 2.8 cells treated with benzo[a]pyrene were compared with those obtained in human peripheral blood lymphocytes treated with the same compound and with [H-3]anti-benzo[a]pyrene diolepoxide. In both the cell lines and in human lymphocytes we observed a consistent induction of distinct DNA adducts. In C 6 and C 2.8 cells, the most evident adduct showed a position similar to that of the main adduct induced by [H-3]-anti-benzo[a]pyrene diolepoxide in human lymphocytes. In addition, benzo[a]pyrene caused a significant increase of micronucleated C 6 and C 2.8 cells, whereas the frequency of micronuclei did not increase in CHO cells treated, for comparison, in the same way.
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