aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase


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aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase (AHH)

an enzyme that converts carcinogenic chemicals in tobacco smoke and in polluted air into active carcinogens within the lungs. Aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase is the subject of numerous studies to determine why cancer develops in some smokers but not in others. Experimental blood tests indicate that the level of aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase may be a factor in hereditary predisposition of a cigarette smoker to cancer.
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Benzo(a)pyrene predominantly metabolised by the aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase (AHH) into ultimately carcinogenic products [8, 30].
Induction of aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase in human alveolar macrophages by cigarette smoking.
Factors affecting measurement of aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase activity in mouse skin.
Development of an assay for aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase in human peripheral blood monocytes.
Maternal cigarette smoking, placental aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase and neonatal size.
Aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase activity in human placenta of passive smokers.
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Ethoxyresorufin O-deethylase (EROD) and aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase (AHH)-inducing potency and lethality of chlorinated naphthalenes in chicken (Gallus domesticus) and eider duck (Somateria mollissima) embryos.

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