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Fibre-induced lipid peroxidation leads to DNA adduct formation in <i>Salmonella typhimurium</i> TA104 and rat lung fibroblasts

Peter J. Howden and Stephen P. Faux

in Carcinogenesis

Volume 17, issue 3, pages 413-419
Published in print March 1996 | ISSN: 0143-3334
e-ISSN: 1460-2180 | DOI:
Fibre-induced lipid peroxidation leads to DNA adduct formation in Salmonella typhimurium TA104 and rat lung fibroblasts

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Certain end-products of lipid peroxidation bind to DNA forming a fluorescent chromophore. Incubation of both Salmonella typhimurium TA104 and a rat lung fibroblast cell line, RFL-6, with various types of mineral fibre resulted in a time- and dose-dependent increase in DNA fluorescence. The increase in DNA fluorescence was shown to be directly related to the amount of iron that could be mobilized from the fibre surface using in vitro studies in the absence of cells or bacteria. Crocidolite and man-made vitreous fibre-21 (MMVF-21) mobilized significant quantities of iron and were significantly more active than chrysotile and refractory ceramic fibre-1 (RCF-1). Fibre-induced malon-dialdehyde-DNA adduct formation, the fluorescent product, was increased by incubating cells with buthionine sulfoximine and ameliorated by co-treatment with N-acetylcysteine, indicating a protective role for glutathione. Similarly, vitamin E was also shown to inhibit DNA adduct formation. These results suggest that mineral fibre-induced lipid peroxidation produces genotoxic products which can diffuse into the nucleus and interact with cellular DNA. In conclusion, fibre-induced lipid peroxidation may be a possible mechanism in the genotoxic action of fibrous materials.

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Subjects: Clinical Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics

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