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    Keywords: CANCER ; CELLS ; EXPRESSION ; IN-VIVO ; LUNG-CANCER ; DNA adducts ; RISK ; GENE ; LINES ; ACTIVATION ; DNA ; 3-aminobenzanthrone ; 3-nitrobenzanthrone ; AIR ; CARCINOGENESIS ; CYP1A2 ; CYTO-TOXIC METABOLITES ; DIESEL EXHAUST ; DNA ADDUCT FORMATION ; ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINANT 3-NITROBENZANTHRONE ; GENETIC POLYMORPHISMS ; HETEROCYCLIC AMINES ; HETEROLOGOUS EXPRESSION ; HUMAN CYTOSOLIC SULFOTRANSFERASES ; IONS ; metabolic activation ; NAT : SULT ; nitro-PAH ; P-32- postlabeling ; PHENOL SULFOTRANSFERASES ; POSTLABELING ANALYSIS
    Abstract: 3-Nitrobenzanthrone (3-NBA) is a potent mutagen and suspected human carcinogen identified in diesel exhaust and ambient air pollution. 3-Aminobenzanthrone (3-ABA), 3- acetylaminobenzanthrone (3-Ac-ABA) and N-acetyl-N-hydroxy-3- aminobenzanthrone (N-Ac-N-OH-ABA) have been identified as 3-NBA metabolites. Recently we found that 3-NBA and its metabolites (3-ABA, 3-Ac-ABA and N-Ac-N-OH-ABA) form the same DNA adducts in vivo in rats. In order to investigate whether human cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes (i.e., CYPIA2), human N,O- acetyltransferases (NATs) and sulfotransferases (SULTs) contribute to the metabolic activation of 3-NBA and its metabolites we developed a panel of Chinese hamster V79MZ-hIA2 derived cell lines expressing human CYPIA2 in conjunction with human NATI, NAT2, SULTIAI or SULTIA2, respectively. Cells were treated with 0.01, 0.1 or I muM 3-NBA, or its metabolites (3- ABA, 3-Ac-ABA and N-Ac-N-OH-ABA). Using both enrichment versions of the P-32-postlabeling assay, nuclease P I digestion and butanol extraction, essentially 4 major and 2 minor DNA adducts were detected in the appropriate cell lines with all 4 compounds. The major ones were identical to those detected in rat tissue; the adducts lack an N-acetyl group. Human CYPIA2 was required for the metabolic activation of 3-ABA and 3-Ac-ABA (probably via N-oxidation) and enhanced the activity of 3-NBA (probably via nitroreduction). The lack of acetylated adducts suggests N-deacetylation of 3-Ac-ABA and N-Ac-N-OH-ABA. Thus, N-hydroxy-3-aminobenzanthrone (N-OH-ABA) appears to be a common intermediate for the formation of the electrophilic arylnitrenium ions capable of reacting with DNA. Human NAT I and NAT2 as well as human SULTIAI and SULTIA2 strongly contributed to the high genotoxicity of 3-NBA and its metabolites. Moreover, N,O-acetyltransfer reactions catalyzed by human NATs leading to the corresponding N-acetoxyester may be important in the bioactivation of N-Ac-N-OH-ABA. As human exposure to 3-NBA is likely to occur primarily via the respiratory tract, expression of CYPs, NATs and SULTs in respiratory tissues may contribute significantly and specifically to the metabolic activation of 3-NBA and its metabolites. Consequently, polymorphisms in these genes could be important determinants of lung cancer risk from 3-NBA
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 12740904
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    Keywords: BLOOD ; Germany ; LUNG ; DNA adducts ; EXPOSURE ; liver ; TISSUE ; HEART ; DNA ; kidney ; 3-nitrobenzanthrone ; DIESEL EXHAUST ; DNA ADDUCT FORMATION ; POSTLABELING ANALYSIS ; RAT ; BIOMARKERS ; CONTAMINANT 3-NITROBENZANTHRONE ; ENRICHMENT ; HPLC ; RATS ; METABOLITES ; HUMANS ; URINARY-BLADDER ; HUMAN ACETYLTRANSFERASES ; METABOLIC-ACTIVATION ; NUCLEOTIDES ; POLLUTANT 3-NITROBENZANTHRONE ; ADDUCTS ; PERFORMANCE LIQUID-CHROMATOGRAPHY ; DNA-ADDUCTS ; SURFACE SOIL ; V79 CELLS ; SINGLE ; RE ; EMISSIONS ; CARCINOGEN ; ADDUCT ; biomarker ; MUTAGEN 3-NITROBENZANTHRONE ; DNA ADDUCT ; intratracheal instillation ; P-32-postlabeling
    Abstract: 3-Nitrobenzanthrone (3-NBA) is an environmental pollutant and suspected human carcinogen found in emissions from diesel and gasoline engines and on the surface of ambient air particulate matter; human exposure to 3-NBA is likely to occur primarily via the respiratory tract. In our study female Sprague Dawley rats were treated by intratracheal instillation with a single dose of 0.2 or 2 mg/kg body weight of 3-NBA. Using the butanol enrichment version of the P-32-postlabeling method, DNA adduct formation by 3-NBA 48 hr after intratracheal administration in different organs (lung, pancreas, kidney, urinary bladder, heart, small intestine and liver) and in blood was investigated. The same adduct pattern consisting of up to 5 DNA adduct spots was detected by thin layer chromatography in all tissues and blood and at both doses. Highest total adduct levels were found in lung and pancreas (350 +/- 139 and 620 +/- 370 adducts per 10(8) nucleotides for the high dose and 39 +/- 18 and 55 +/- 34 adducts per 10(8) nucleotides for the low dose, respectively) followed by kidney, urinary bladder, heart, small intestine and liver. Adduct levels were dose-dependent in all organs (approximately 10-fold difference between doses). It was demonstrated by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) that all 5 3-NBA-derived DNA adducts formed in rats after intratracheal instillation are identical to those formed by other routes of application and are, as previously shown, formed from reductive metabolites bound to purine bases. Although total adduct levels in the blood were much lower (41 +/- 27 and 9.5 +/- 1.9 adducts per 10(8) nucleotides for the high and low dose, respectively) than those found in the lung, they were related to dose and to the levels found in lung. These results show that uptake of 3-NBA by the lung induces high levels of specific DNA adducts in several organs of the rat and an identical adduct pattern in DNA from blood. Therefore, 3-NBA-DNA adducts present in the blood are useful biomarkers for exposure to 3-NBA and may help to assess the effective biological dose in humans exposed to it. (C) 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 15856450
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  • 3
    Keywords: SPECTRA ; CANCER ; CELLS ; CELL ; human ; DNA adducts ; EXPOSURE ; RISK ; GENE ; TISSUE ; PATIENT ; DNA ; MECHANISM ; CARCINOGENESIS ; DNA ADDUCT FORMATION ; RATS ; tumour ; ASSOCIATION ; ACID ; NUMBER ; MUTATION ; p53 ; MUTATIONS ; ADDUCTS ; INDIVIDUALS ; NEPHROPATHY ; mutagenesis ; CONSUMPTION ; aristolochic acid ; CHINESE HERBS NEPHROPATHY ; DNA-ADDUCTS ; RENAL-FAILURE ; molecular ; FEATURES ; ONCOLOGY ; MOLECULAR-MECHANISM ; RE ; PATTERN ; P53 GENE ; RAS GENE ; ADDUCT FORMATION ; development ; analysis ; DNA ADDUCT ; p53 mutation ; RISK-FACTOR ; SPECTRUM ; PREDICT ; aetiology ; COVALENT DNA ADDUCTION ; HUMAN P53 GENE ; OCHRATOXIN-A
    Abstract: Balkan endemic nephropathy (BEN) is found in certain rural areas of the Balkans and affects at least 25 000 inhabitants. Of the many hypotheses on BEN, the Aristolochia hypothesis has recently gained ground substantiated by the investigations on aristolochic acid nephropathy (AAN). On both clinical and morphological grounds, AAN is very similar to BEN. That exposure to aristolochic acid (AA) of individuals living in endemic areas through consumption of bread made with flour contaminated with seeds of Aristolochia clematitis is responsible for BEN is an old hypothesis, but one which is fully consistent with the unique epidemiologic features of BEN. Here, we propose an approach to investigate AA-induced mutagenesis in BEN that can provide molecular clues to the aetiology of its associated urothelial cancer. The molecular mechanism of AA-induced carcinogenesis demonstrates a strong association between DNA adduct formation, mutation pattern and tumour development. A clear link between urothelial tumours, p53 mutations and AA exposure should emerge as more tumour DNA from BEN patients from different endemic areas becomes available for mutation analysis. We predict that the observed p53 mutation spectrum will be dominated by AT -〉 TA transversion mutations as has already been demonstrated in the human p53 gene of immortalized cells after exposure to AAI and urothelial tumours from BEN patients in Croatia. Moreover, the detection of AA-specific DNA adducts in renal tissue of a number of BEN patients and individuals living in areas endemic for BEN in Croatia provides new evidence that chronic exposure to AA is a risk factor for BEN and its associated cancer
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 17434925
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  • 4
    Keywords: EXPRESSION ; human ; liver ; ENZYMES ; PROTEIN ; TIME ; ACTIVATION ; DNA ; 3-aminobenzanthrone ; 3-nitrobenzanthrone ; DIESEL EXHAUST ; DNA ADDUCT FORMATION ; AIR-POLLUTION ; INDUCTION ; LIVER-MICROSOMES ; RAT ; SUDAN-I ; CONTAMINANT 3-NITROBENZANTHRONE ; RATS ; RAT-LIVER ; HUMAN ACETYLTRANSFERASES ; BODY ; air pollution ; INCREASE ; WEIGHT ; LEVEL ; ENZYME ; P-32-postlabeling ; reductive activation ; P-32-POSTLABELING ANALYSIS ; BIOTRANSFORMATION ENZYMES ; NAD(P)H-QUINONE OXIDOREDUCTASE ; NITROPOLYCYCLIC AROMATIC-HYDROCARBONS
    Abstract: 3-Nitrobenzanthrone (3-NBA), a suspected human carcinogen occurring in diesel exhaust and air pollution, and its human metabolite 3-aminobenzanthrone (3-ABA) were investigated for their ability to induce biotransformation enzymes in rat liver and the influence of such induction on DNA adduct formation by the compounds. Rats were treated (i.p.) with 0.4, 4, or 40 mg/kg body weight 3-NBA or 3-ABA. When hepatic cytosolic fractions from rats treated with 40 mg/kg body weight 3-NBA or 3-ABA were incubated with 3-NBA, DNA adduct formation, measured by P-32-postlabeling analysis, was 10-fold higher in incubations with cytosols from pretreated rats than with controls. The increase in 3-NBAderived DNA adduct formation corresponded to a dose-dependent increase in protein levels and enzymatic activity of NAD(P) H: quinone oxidoreductase (NQO1). NQO1 is the major enzyme reducing 3-NBA in human and rat livers. Incubations of 3-ABA with hepatic microsomes of rats treated with 3-NBA or 3-ABA (40 mg/ kg body weight) led to as much as a 12-fold increase in 3-ABA-derived DNA adduct formation compared with controls. The observed stimulation of DNA adduct formation by both compounds was attributed to their potential to induce protein expression and enzymatic activity of cytochromes P450 1A1 and/ or -1A2 (CYP1A1/2), the major enzymes responsible for 3-ABA activation in human and rat livers. Collectively, these results demonstrate for the first time, to our knowledge, that by inducing hepatic NQO1 and CYP1A1/2, both 3-NBA and 3-ABA increase the enzymatic activation of these two compounds to reactive DNA adduct-forming species, thereby enhancing their own genotoxic potential
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 16714372
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  • 5
    Keywords: IN-VITRO ; human ; IN-VIVO ; LUNG ; MODEL ; VITRO ; DNA adducts ; liver ; ENZYMES ; METABOLISM ; MICE ; ACTIVATION ; DNA ; kidney ; DNA ADDUCT FORMATION ; LIVER-MICROSOMES ; RAT ; P-32-postlabelling ; BINDING ; MOUSE ; PATTERNS ; DNA-BINDING ; METABOLIC-ACTIVATION ; OXIDATION ; cytochrome P450 ; AGENT ; BODIES ; PATTERN ; WEIGHT ; LEVEL ; pharmacology ; USA ; LOSSES ; PROSTAGLANDIN-H SYNTHASE ; anticancer drug ; ellipticine ; ENVIRONMENTAL-POLLUTANT 3-NITROBENZANTHRONE ; peroxidase ; DETERMINES SUSCEPTIBILITY ; XENOBIOTIC-METABOLISM
    Abstract: Ellipticine is an antineoplastic agent, which forms covalent DNA adducts mediated by cytochromes P450 (CYP) and peroxidases. We evaluated the role of hepatic versus extra-hepatic metabolism of ellipticine, using the HRN (Hepatic Cytochrome P450 Reductase Null) mouse model, in which cytochrome P450 oxidoreductase (POR) is deleted in hepatocytes, resulting in the loss of essentially all hepatic CYP function. HRN and wild-type (WT) mice were treated i.p. with 1 and 10 mg/kg body weight of ellipticine. Multiple ellipticine-DNA adducts detected by P-32-postlabelling were observed in organs from both mouse strains. Highest total DNA binding levels were found in liver, followed by lung, kidney, urinary bladder, colon and spleen. Ellipticine-DNA adduct levels in the liver of HRN mice were up to 65% lower relative to WT mice, confirming the importance of CYP enzymes for the activation of ellipticine in livers, recently shown in vitro with human and rat hepatic microsomes. When hepatic microsomes of both mouse strains were incubated with ellipticine, ellipticine-DNA adduct levels with WT microsomes were up to 2.9-fold higher than with those from HRN mice. The ratios of ellipticine-DNA adducts in extra-hepatic organs between HRN and WT mice of up to 4.7 suggest that these organs can activate ellipticine and that more ellipticine is available in the circulation. These results and the DNA adduct patterns found in vitro and in vivo demonstrate that both CYP1A or 3A and peroxidases participate in activation of ellipticine to reactive species forming DNA adducts in the mouse model used in this study. (c) 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 17976674
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    Keywords: IN-VIVO ; LUNG-CANCER ; SYSTEM ; TISSUE ; DNA ; CARCINOGENESIS ; DIESEL EXHAUST ; AIR-POLLUTION ; RAT ; CONTAMINANT 3-NITROBENZANTHRONE ; RATS ; LINKAGE ; IDENTIFICATION ; genotoxicity ; HUMAN ACETYLTRANSFERASES ; METABOLIC-ACTIVATION ; POLLUTANT 3-NITROBENZANTHRONE ; Jun ; ADDUCTS ; rodent ; STANDARD ; V79 CELLS ; RE ; ADDUCT ; MUTAGEN 3-NITROBENZANTHRONE ; SULFOTRANSFERASES ; DNA ADDUCT
    Abstract: 3-Nitrobenzanthrone (3-NBA) is a potent mutagen and potential human carcinogen identified in diesel exhaust and ambient air particulate matter. 3-NBA forms DNA adducts in rodent tissues that arise principally through reduction to N-hydroxy-3-aminobenzanthrone (N-OHABA), esterification to its acetate or sulfate ester, and reaction of this activated ester with DNA. We detected 3-NBA-derived DNA adducts in rodent tissues by P-32-postlabeling and generated them chemically by acid-catalyzed reaction of N-OH-ABA with DNA, but their structural identification has not yet been reported. We have now prepared 3-NBA-derived adducts by reaction of a possible reactive metabolite, N-acetoxy-N-acetyl-3-aminobenzanthrone (N-Aco-N-Ac-ABA), with purine nucleosides and nucleotides, characterized them, and have shown that they are present in DNA treated with this 3-NBA derivative. Three of these adducts have been characterized as the C-C adduct N-acetyl-3-amino-2-(2'-deoxyguanosin-8-yl)benzanthrone, the C-N adduct N-acetyl-N-(2'-deoxyguanosin-8-yl)-3-aminobenzanthrone, and an unusual 3-acetylaminobenzanthrone adduct of deoxyadenosine, which involves a double linkage between adenine and benzanthrone (N1 to C1, N6 to C11b), creating a five-membered imidazo type ring system. According to IUPAC fused ring conventions, we propose the following systematic name for this adduct: (9'-(2"-deoxyribofuranosyl))purino[6',1':2,3]imidazo[5,4-p]-(1,11b-dihyd ro-(N-acetyl-3-amino))benzanthrone. The X-phosphates of these novel adducts could be 5'-postlabeled using [gamma-P-32]ATP, although the efficiency of labeling was found to be low (less than 20%). However, none of these adducts could be detected in DNA from 3-NBA-treated rats by P-32-postlabeling. Two of these synthetic adducts were treated with alkali to generate nonacetylated adducts, and these were also shown by HPLC to differ from those adducts found in rat DNA. Therefore, a different approach to the synthesis of authentic standards is needed for the structural characterization of 3-NBA-derived DNA adducts formed in vivo
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 15962941
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    Keywords: CELLS ; IN-VITRO ; CELL ; human ; IN-VIVO ; LUNG ; MODEL ; PATHWAY ; PATHWAYS ; VITRO ; VIVO ; SYSTEM ; liver ; MICE ; TIME ; ACTIVATION ; DNA ; 3-aminobenzanthrone ; 3-nitrobenzanthrone ; AIR ; CARCINOGENESIS ; DIESEL EXHAUST ; DNA ADDUCT FORMATION ; CONTAMINANT 3-NITROBENZANTHRONE ; BINDING ; bone marrow ; BONE-MARROW ; MOUSE ; MUTANT ; TRANSGENIC MICE ; ASSAY ; genetics ; genotoxicity ; DNA-BINDING ; METABOLIC-ACTIVATION ; NUCLEOTIDES ; POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC-HYDROCARBONS ; EPITHELIAL-CELLS ; ADDUCTS ; heredity ; BODIES ; RE ; air pollution ; INCREASE ; ADDUCT FORMATION ; LEVEL ; BONE ; ENGLAND ; PREDICT ; INCREASES ; ENVIRONMENTAL-POLLUTANT 3-NITROBENZANTHRONE ; NOV ; outcome ; MARROW ; NUCLEOTIDE ; CARCINOGEN 3-NITROBENZANTHRONE ; HUMAN METABOLITE ; URBAN AIR-POLLUTION
    Abstract: FE1 lung epithelial cells derived from Muta (TM) Mouse are a new model system to provide in vitro mutagenicity data with the potential to predict the outcome of an in vivo Muta (TM) Mouse test. 3-Nitrobenzanthrone (3-NBA) is a potent mutagen and suspected human carcinogen identified in diesel exhaust and urban air pollution. We investigated the mutagenicity and DNA binding of 3-NBA and its main metabolite 3-aminobenzanthrone (3-ABA) in vitro and in vivo in the Muta (TM) Mouse assay. Mice were treated with 3-NBA or 3-ABA (0, 2 or 5 mg/kg body weight/day) by gavage for 28 days and 28 days later lacZ mutant frequency (MF) was determined in liver, lung and bone marrow. For both compounds, dose-related increases in MF were seen in liver and bone marrow, but not in lung; mutagenic activity was similar to 2-fold lower for 3-ABA than for 3-NBA. With 3-NBA, highest DNA adduct levels (measured by P-32-post-labelling) were found in liver (similar to 230 adducts per 10(8) nucleotides) with levels 20- to 40-fold lower in bone marrow and lung. With 3-ABA, DNA adduct levels were again highest in the liver, but similar to 4-fold lower than for 3-NBA. FE1 cells were exposed to up to 10 mu g/ml 3-NBA or 3-ABA for 6 h with or without exogenous activation (S9) and harvested after 3 days. For 3-NBA, there was a dose-related increase in MF both with and without S9 mix, which was 〉 10 times higher than observed in vivo. At the highest concentration of 3-ABA (10 mu g/ml), we found only around a 2-fold increase in MF relative to controls. DNA adduct formation in FE1 cells was dose-dependent for both compounds, but 10- to 20-fold higher for 3-NBA compared to 3-ABA. Collectively, our data indicate that Muta (TM) Mouse FE1 cells are well suited for cost-effective testing of suspected mutagens with different metabolic activation pathways as a guide for subsequent in vivo Muta (TM) Mouse testing
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 18635558
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    Keywords: APOPTOSIS ; CANCER ; CANCER CELLS ; CELLS ; EXPRESSION ; CELL ; human ; INHIBITION ; PATHWAY ; PATHWAYS ; GENE ; GENE-EXPRESSION ; GENES ; microarray ; ACCUMULATION ; LINES ; RESPONSES ; DNA ; CARCINOGENESIS ; DNA ADDUCT FORMATION ; cell cycle ; CELL-CYCLE ; CELL-LINES ; ACID ; gene expression ; MUTATION ; CELL-LINE ; MODULATION ; CANCER-CELLS ; MUTATIONS ; PARAMETERS ; ONCOGENE ; EPITHELIAL-CELLS ; ADDUCTS ; DNA-REPLICATION ; REPLICATION ; OUTCOMES ; AD ; NEPHROPATHY ; SUBSTRATE-SPECIFICITY ; INJURY ; TP53 ; aristolochic acid ; BALKAN ENDEMIC NEPHROPATHY ; CHINESE HERBS NEPHROPATHY ; AGENT ; UROTHELIAL CARCINOMA ; RE ; P53 GENE ; DEPENDENCE ; ADDUCT FORMATION ; PHASE ; PROFILES ; signalling ; EXPRESSION PROFILES ; pharmacology ; USA ; OXIDATIVE DNA-DAMAGE ; ENGLAND ; aristolochic acid nephropathy ; PROFILE ; outcome ; response ; biological ; expression profile ; CALPAIN INHIBITION ; RENAL FIBROSIS ; Urothelial cancel
    Abstract: Aristolochic acid (AA) is the Causative agent of urothelial tumours associated with aristolochic acid nephropathy. These tumours contain TP53 mutations and over-express TP53. We compared transcriptional and translational responses of two isogenic HCT116 cell lines, one expressing TP53 (p53-WT) and the other with this gene knocked out (p53-null), to treatment with aristolochic acid I (AAI) (50-100 mu M) lor 6-48 h. Modulation of 118 genes was observed in p53-WT cells ad 123 genes in p53-null cells. Some genes, including INSIG1, EGR1, CAV1, LCN2 arid CCNG1, were differentially expressed in the two cell lines. CDKN1A was selectively Up-regulated in p53-WT cells, leading to accumulation of TP53 and CDKN1A. Apoptotic signalling, measured by caspase-3 and -7 activity, was TP53-dependent. Both cell types accumulated in S phase, suggesting that AAI-DNA adducts interfere with DNA replication, independently of TP53 Status. The oncogene MYC, frequently over expressed ill urothelial turnouts, Was Up-regulated by AAI, whereas FOS was down-regulated. Observed modulation of genes involved in endocytosis, e.g. RAB5A, may be relevant to the known inhibition of receptor-mediated endocytosis, an early sign of AA-mediated proximal tubule injury. AAI-DNA adduct Formation was significantly greater in p53-WT cells than in p53-null cells. Collectively, phenotypic anchoring of the AAI-induced expression profiles to DNA adduct formation, cell-cycle parameters, TP53 expression arid apoptosis identified several genes linked to these biological outcomes, some of which are TP53-dependent. These results strengthen the importance of TP53 in AA-induced cancer, arid indicate that other alterations, e.g. to MYC oncogenic pathways, may also contribute. (C) 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 18639569
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    Keywords: CANCER ; CELLS ; EXPRESSION ; INHIBITOR ; IN-VIVO ; INHIBITION ; LUNG-CANCER ; DNA adducts ; SAMPLES ; TIME ; ACTIVATION ; DNA ; 3-nitrobenzanthrone ; AIR ; CARCINOGENESIS ; DIESEL EXHAUST ; DNA ADDUCT FORMATION ; ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINANT 3-NITROBENZANTHRONE ; metabolic activation ; AIR-POLLUTION ; INDUCTION ; LIVER-MICROSOMES ; P-450 REDUCTASE ; RAT ; SUDAN-I
    Abstract: Determining the capability of humans to metabolize the suspected carcinogen 3-nitrobenzanthrone (3-NBA) and understanding which human enzymes are involved in its activation are important in the assessment of individual susceptibility to this environmental contaminant found in diesel exhaust and ambient air pollution. We compared the ability of eight human hepatic microsomal samples to catalyze DNA adduct formation by 3-NBA. Using two enrichment procedures of the P-32-postlabeling method, nuclease P1 digestion and butanol extraction, we found that all hepatic microsomes were competent to activate 3-NBA. DNA adduct patterns with multiple adducts, qualitatively similar to those found recently in vivo in rats, were observed. Additionally one major DNA adduct generated by human microsomes was detected. The role of specific cytochromes P450 (P450) and NADPH:P450 reductase in the human hepatic microsomal samples in 3-NBA activation was investigated by correlating the P450- and NADPH:P450 reductase- linked catalytic activities in each microsomal sample with the level of DNA adducts formed by the same microsomes. On the basis of this analysis, most of the hepatic microsomal activation of 3-NBA was attributed to NADPH:P450 reductase. Inhibition of DNA adduct formation in human liver microsomes by a-lipoic acid, an inhibitor of NADPH:P450 reductase, supported this finding. Using the purified rabbit enzyme and recombinant human NADPH:P450 reductase expressed in Chinese hamster V79 cells, we confirmed the participation of this enzyme in the formation of 3-NBA-derived DNA adducts. Moreover, essentially the same DNA adduct pattern found in microsomes was detected in metabolically competent human lymphoblastoid MCL-5 cells. The role of individual human recombinant P450s 1A1, 1A2, 1B1, 2A6, 2B6, 2D6, 2C9, 2E1, and 3A4 and of NADPH:P450 reductase in the metabolic activation of 3-NBA, catalyzing DNA adduct formation, was also examined using microsomes of baculovirus-transfected insect cells containing the recombinant enzymes (Supersomes). DNA adducts were observed in all Supersomes preparations, essentially similar to those found with human hepatic microsomes and in human cells. Of all of the recombinant human P450s, P450 2B6 and -2D6 were the most efficient to activate 3- NBA, followed by P450 1A1 and -1A2. These results demonstrate for the first time the potential of human NADPH:P450 reductase and recombinant P450s to contribute to the metabolic activation of 3-NBA by nitroreduction
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 12782579
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    Keywords: CELLS ; IN-VITRO ; human ; IN-VIVO ; LUNG ; PATHWAYS ; VIVO ; DNA adducts ; EXPOSURE ; liver ; ENZYMES ; TISSUE ; HEART ; ACTIVATION ; DNA ; kidney ; 3-aminobenzanthrone ; 3-nitrobenzanthrone ; CARCINOGENESIS ; DIESEL EXHAUST ; DNA ADDUCT FORMATION ; metabolic activation ; nitro-PAH ; RAT ; animals ; AROMATIC-AMINES ; BASE ; BIOMARKERS ; BODY-WEIGHT ; colon ; CONTAMINANT 3-NITROBENZANTHRONE ; ENRICHMENT ; HPLC ; P-32-postlabelling ; RATS ; TISSUES ; tumour
    Abstract: Diesel exhaust is known to induce tumours in animals and is suspected of being carcinogenic in humans. Of the compounds found in diesel exhaust, 3-nitrobenzanthrone (3-NBA) is an extremely potent mutagen and suspected human carcinogen forming multiple DNA adducts in vitro. 3-Aminobenzanthrone (3-ABA). 3- acetylaminobenzanthrone (3-Ac-ABA), and N-acetyl-N-hydroxy-3- aminobenzanthrone (N-Ac-N-OH-ABA) were identified as 3-NBA metabolites. In order to gain insight into the pathways of metabolic activation leading to 3-NBA-derived DNA adducts we treated Wistar rats intraperitoneally with 2 mg/kg body weight of 3-NBA, 3-ABA. 3-Ac-ABA, or N-Ac-N-OH-ABA and compared DNA adducts present in different organs, With each compound either four or five DNA adduct spots were detected by TLC in all tissues examined (lung, liver. kidney, heart, pancreas, and colon) using the nuclease P1 or butanol enrichment version of the P-32-postlabelling method, respectively. Using HPLC co- chromatographic analysis we showed that all major 3-NBA-DNA adducts produced in vivo in rats are derived from reductive metabolites bound to purine bases and lack an N-acetyl group. Our results indicate that 3-NBA metabolites (3-ABA, 3-Ac-ABA and AT-Ac-N-OH-ABA) undergo several biotransformations and that N-hydroxy-3-aminobenzanthrone (N-OH-ABA) appears to be the common intermediate in 3-NBA-derived DNA adduct formation. Therefore, 3-NBA-DNA adducts are useful biomarkers for exposure to 3-NBA and its metabolites and may help to identify enzymes involved in their metabolic activation. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 12480528
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