comutagenic

comutagenic

(ko-myū-ta-jen'ik),
Denotes an agent that causes mutations when administered in combination with another agent.
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The saffron component responsible for this unusual comutagenic effect was safranal (Abdullaev et al.
Interference by arsenite of the activation of p53 via poly-ADP-ribosylation may be involved in its comutagenic and cocarcinogenic effects (Yu et al.
Because cell biology studies indicate that many metal compounds enhance the genotoxic effects of known mutagens such as ultraviolet C radiation, X rays, benzo[a]pyrene, cisplatin, and DNA alkylating agents, it has been postulated that environmental metals are comutagenic and potentiate the carcinogenic effects of DNA-damaging agents by inhibiting DNA repair processes (Hartwig et al.
On the mechanism of the comutagenic effect of Cu(II) with ultraviolet light.
A few studies have been interpreted as indicating either mutagenic or comutagenic activity (11,12).