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B1760 Sigma

Benzo[a]pyrene

≥96% (HPLC)

Synonym: 3,4-Benzopyrene, 3,4-Benzpyrene, Benzo[def]chrysene

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Properties

Related Categories ABC Transporter Research, Cancer Research, Carcinogens, Cell Biology, Cell Signaling and Neuroscience,
InChI Key   FMMWHPNWAFZXNH-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   ≥96% (HPLC)
bp   495 °C(lit.)
mp   177-180 °C(lit.)

Description

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1, 5 g in glass bottle

100, 250, 500 mg in glass bottle

Application

Benzo[a]pyrene (PAH), a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon pollutant, is used as a chemical carcinogen in experimental models of cancer. Carcinogenesis depends on it′s oxidation by CYP1A1 to benzo[a]pyrenediolepoxide, that forms depurinating adducts with DNA that dissociate to form abasic lesions. Benzo[a]pyrene is a ligand for the arylhydrocarbon receptor (AhR), and some of its biological effects, including the induction of CYP1A1, appear to be mediated via activation of the AhR.

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Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
RIDADR 
UN 3077 9 / PGIII
WGK Germany 
3
RTECS 
DJ3675000
Protocols & Articles

Articles

Carcinogenesis and Epigenetics

Cancer research has revealed that the classical model of carcinogenesis, a three step process consisting of initiation, promotion, and progression, is not complete. The expansion of the carcinogenesi...
Vicki Caligur
BioFiles 2008, 3.5, 18.
Keywords: Acetylations, Adhesion, Alkylations, Apoptosis, Biofiles, Cancer, Carcinogens, Cell division, Cell proliferation, Cell signaling, DNA microarrays, Drug discovery, Environmental, Epigenetics, Events, Gene expression, Genetic, Hormones, Metabolism, Methylations, Microarray Analysis, Mutagens, PAGE, Recombination, Reductions, Sequences, Transcription, Type, transformation

DNA Damage and Repair

Damage to cellular DNA is involved in mutagenesis and the development of cancer. The DNA in a human cell undergoes several thousand to a million damaging events per day, generated by both external (e...
Keywords: AGE, Alkylations, Apoptosis, Biochemistry, Cancer, Carcinogens, Catalysis, Clinical, DNA replication, Deaminations, Degradations, Eliminations, Environmental, Enzymology, Gene expression, Genetic, Infrared spectroscopy, Metabolites, Methylations, Mutagens, Oncology, Oxidations, Polymorphisms, Rearrangements, Recombination, Substitutions, Transcription, transformation

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