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Biotransformation of the cyclopenta-fused polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon benz[j]aceanthrylene in isolated rat liver cells: identification of nine new metabolites

Solfrid H. Nyholm, Jan Alexander, Elsa Lundanes, Henrik Frandsen, Rolf Andersson, Spiros Grivas, Stephen Nesnow and JØrn A. Holme

in Carcinogenesis

Volume 17, issue 5, pages 1111-1120
Published in print May 1996 | ISSN: 0143-3334
e-ISSN: 1460-2180 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/carcin/17.5.1111
Biotransformation of the cyclopenta-fused polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon benz[j]aceanthrylene in isolated rat liver cells: identification of nine new metabolites

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The biotransformation of benz[j]aceanthrylene (B[j]A) was studied in suspensions of hepatocytes isolated from Aroclor 1254-treated or untreated rats. Using radiolabeled cofactors and metabolic inhibitors combined with UV, mass and 1H-NMR spectroscopy, we have detected five known metabolites and characterized nine new metabolites: metabolite 1 was tentatively assigned as B[j]A-l, 2-dihydrodiol-8-sulfate; metabolite 2, B[j]A-1,2,9,10-tetrahydrotetrol; metabolite 3, B[j]A-1,2-dihydrodiol-10-O-glucuronide; metabolite 4, B[j]A-l-one-8-sulfate; metabolite 5, B[j]A-1,2-dihydrodiol-10-sulfate; metabolite 6, the sulfate conjugate of B[j]A-dihydrodiol-phenol; peak 7 in the chromatogram is a mixture of one glutathione conjugate and two sulfate conjugates of a B[j]A-metabolite; metabolite 8, B[j]A-10-O-glucuronide; metabolite 8', B[j]A-1,2-dihydrodiol; meta-bolite 9, B[j]A-10-sulfate; metabolite 9', B[j]A-9,10-dihydrodiol and metabolite 10, B[j]A-9,10-dihydro-9-hydroxy-10-sulfate. The metabolites identified support the notion that epoxidation at the cyclopenta region is an important activation step of B[j]A. Furthermore, sulfation appears to play a very important role in the conversion of hydroxylated B[j]A metabolites into more polar excretable products.

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Subjects: Clinical Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics

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