Effect of hypolipidemic peroxisome proliferators on unscheduled DNA synthesis in cultured hepatocytes and on mutagenesis in Salmonella

Howard P. Glauert*, Janardan K. Reddy, Wendy S. Kennan, Gerald L. Sattler, V. Subba Rao, Henry C. Pitot

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The peroxisome proliferators Wy-14,643, BR-931, nafenopin and ciprofibrate were tested in the primary hepatocyte culture-unscheduled DNA synthesis assay and in the Ames Salmonella microsome mutagenicity assay. The amount of unscheduled DNA synthesis (UDS) in hepatocytes was determined by quantifying the amount of [3H] thymidine incorporated into DNA in the presence of hydroxyurea after isolation of nuclei from hepatocytes treated with the test agent. Wy-14,643 and BR-931 induced unscheduled DNA synthesis in rat hepatocytes, whereas nafenopin and ciprofibrate had no effect. All of the peroxisome proliferators were negative in the Ames Salmonella assay.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-156
Number of pages10
JournalCancer Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1984


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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