In vitro systems make for rapid identification of xenobiotic effects and can be used to study cellular and subcellular toxicity mechanisms. In this report the metabolic competence of two human-derived cell lines, a hepatic (Hep G2) and a pulmonary one (A549) was tested. In the two cell systems the capability to activate Benzo[a]Pyrene through the cytochrome P450 enzyme system and to form reactive metabolites was analysed. H-3-BaP and the scintillation counting analysis were used to show the differences of the metabolic activity in Hep G2 and A549. A similar time course of 3H-BaP uptake was observed in the cell systems. Nevertheless, in the two cell lines the distribution of radioactive metabolites seemed to reflect a specific tissue response to toxicity.

Urani, C., Doldi, M., Crippa, S., & Camatini, M. (1998). Human-derived cell lines to study xenobiotic metabolism. CHEMOSPHERE, 37, 2785-2795.

Human-derived cell lines to study xenobiotic metabolism

URANI, CHIARA;CAMATINI, MARINA CARLA
1998

Abstract

In vitro systems make for rapid identification of xenobiotic effects and can be used to study cellular and subcellular toxicity mechanisms. In this report the metabolic competence of two human-derived cell lines, a hepatic (Hep G2) and a pulmonary one (A549) was tested. In the two cell systems the capability to activate Benzo[a]Pyrene through the cytochrome P450 enzyme system and to form reactive metabolites was analysed. H-3-BaP and the scintillation counting analysis were used to show the differences of the metabolic activity in Hep G2 and A549. A similar time course of 3H-BaP uptake was observed in the cell systems. Nevertheless, in the two cell lines the distribution of radioactive metabolites seemed to reflect a specific tissue response to toxicity.
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benzo[a]pyrene; cell cultures; in vitro systems; Hep G2; A549
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2785
2795
Urani, C., Doldi, M., Crippa, S., & Camatini, M. (1998). Human-derived cell lines to study xenobiotic metabolism. CHEMOSPHERE, 37, 2785-2795.
Urani, C; Doldi, M; Crippa, S; Camatini, M
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