Author(s): Morita H, Umeda M, Ogawa HI
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Abstract Employing a suspension culture of FM3A cells, we examined the cytotoxic and mutagenic effects of various chemical compounds. Mutagenicity of various types of mutagens (MNNG, ENNG, sterigmatocystin, mitomycin C, Trp-P-1, and X-rays) was sensitively detected by this assay. Mutagenicity of Trp-P-2 was detected in the presence of an activating enzyme system. Nickel(II) and cobalt(II) compounds (NiCl2, Ni(CH3COO)2, nickel complex [(C2H5)4N]2 [NiCl4], CoCl2, and a cobalt complex [(C2H5)4N]2-[CoCl4]) were cytotoxic to FM3A cells at concentrations of over 1 X 10(-4) M, and produced 2-6-fold increases of the control in the average number of 6-thioguanine-resistant (6TGr) colonies over a very narrow concentration range of 2-4 X 10(-4) M. Comparison of the mutagenicity of various chemical compounds suggested that some of the nickel(II) and cobalt(II) compounds were very weak mutagens.
This article was published in Mutat Res
and referenced in International Journal of Waste Resources