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Identification of two N2-deoxyguanosinyl DNA adducts upon nitroreduction of the environmental mutagen 1-nitropyrene.

1-Nitropyrene, the most abundant nitro-polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon in the environment, is a known mammalian and bacterial mutagen and a tumorigen in animals. Early studies on DNA adduct characterization for 1-nitropyrene identified N-(deoxyguanosin-8-yl)-1-aminopyrene as the major product from the modification of calf thymus DNA with N-hydroxy-1-aminopyrene, the activated metabolite from nitroreduction of 1-nitropyrene. In this paper, we report the identification of two N2-deoxyguanosinyl adducts, in addition to N-(deoxyguanosin-8-yl)-1-aminopyrene, formed from the reaction of N-hydroxy-1-aminopyrene, prepared in situ, with calf thymus DNA. These DNA adducts were identified as 6-(deoxyguanosin-N2-yl)-1-aminopyrene and 8-(deoxyguanosin-N2-yl)-1-aminopyrene. The two N2-deoxyguanosinyl adducts were also identified in an ascorbic acid-catalyzed activation of 1-nitrosopyrene and in the mammary gland of female Sprague-Dawley rats administered 1-nitropyrene. The DNA adducts were also formed when 1-nitropyrene was metabolized by xanthine oxidase in the presence of calf thymus DNA, and when 1-nitropyrene was activated by rat liver microsomes and cytosols, as well as from DNA isolated from Salmonella typhimurium suspension cultures incubated with 1-nitropyrene.[1]


  1. Identification of two N2-deoxyguanosinyl DNA adducts upon nitroreduction of the environmental mutagen 1-nitropyrene. Herreno-Saenz, D., Evans, F.E., Beland, F.A., Fu, P.P. Chem. Res. Toxicol. (1995) [Pubmed]
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