Alteration of Mutagenic Potentials by Peroxidase, Catalase, and Superoxide Dismutase

  • M. Nagao
  • K. Wakabayashi
  • Y. Suwa
  • T. Kobayashi
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 39)


In studies of the mutagens/carcinogens in foods using Ames’ Salmonella test, we found that peroxidase, catalase, and superoxide dismutase (SOD) affected the mutagenic potentials of the compounds present in various kinds of ordinary foods.


Superoxide Dismutase Mutagenic Potential Heterocyclic Amine Instant Coffee Roasting Coffee Bean 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Nagao
    • 1
  • K. Wakabayashi
    • 1
  • Y. Suwa
    • 2
  • T. Kobayashi
    • 2
  1. 1.National Cancer Center Research InstituteChuo-ku, Tokyo 104Japan
  2. 2.Laboratory of Applied Biology and Biotechnology, Central Research InstituteSuntory Ltd.Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun, Osaka 618Japan

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