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Dietary selenium deficiency causes decreased N-oxygenation of N,N-dimethylaniline and increased mutagenicity of dimethylnitrosamine in the isolated rat liver/cell culture system.

Male Wistar rats were fed diets of varying selenium content in order to obtain selenium-deficient and selenium-supplemented rats. After 5-6 weeks on the respective diet, the rats were used to investigate how selenium influences the effect of dimethylnitrosamine (DMN) on some liver enzymes and related reactions. The selenium-dependent glutathione peroxidase activity in postmicrosomal supernatant from liver was about 1% in selenium-deficient rats as compared to selenium-supplemented rats or rats fed a standard diet. The highest DMN-demethylase activity was observed in postmitochondrial supernatant from selenium-deficient rat liver, and the lowest in selenium-supplemented rats. No dietary effect was observed on hepatic microsomal cytochrome P450 levels. C-Oxygenation of N,N-dimethylaniline (DMA) was not affected by the selenium level. On the other hand, selenium deficiency seemed to reduce N-oxygenation of DMA. The mutagenicity of DMN in Chinese hamster V79 cells after metabolic activation by the isolated perfused rat liver, was approximately doubled when selenium-deficient livers were used as compared to selenium-supplemented livers and livers from rats fed a standard diet. A negative correlation between DMA-N-oxygenation and mutagenicity from DMN was observed, whereas no correlation between DMA-C-oxygenation and mutagenicity from DMN was found.[1]


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