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A carcinogenic hydrocarbon.
Synonym(s): benzanthrene
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In humans, cytochrome P450 1A1 induction in response to cigarette smoke in vivo has been noted in extrahepatic tissue, including placenta [5-7]; while cigarette smoke predisposition of lymphocytes to in vitro induction of AHH by a follow-up hydrocarbon inducer such as benzanthracene has also been suggested [8].
Furthermore, they also showed significant tumor growth retardation in 7, 12-dimethyl benzanthracene (DMBA)-induced rat mammary tumors (Hawariah and Stanslas 1998b).
b) Benzo(a)pyrene, diethylnitrosamine, dimethyl- benzanthracene, and urethane (166 tumor incidence observations in animal groups).