Nisha Verma et al.
Proteomics, 12(11), 1731-1755 (2012-05-25)
Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP), a five-ring polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, is a well-recognized environmental pollutant. Coal-processing waste products, petroleum sludge, asphalt, creosote, and tobacco smoke, all contain high levels of BaP. Exposure to BaP elicits many adverse biological effects, including tumor formation, immunosuppression