benzpyrene


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benz·py·rene

 (bĕnz′pī′rēn′)
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The EU Council Directive 98/83/EB requires determination of the amount of organic compounds (acrylamide, benzene, 1,2-dichloretane, benzpyrene, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, tetrachloretene and trichloretene, vinyl chloride) and total amount of organic matter in drinking water by applying indirect methods of organic matter determination: Total Organic Carbon (TOC) and Permanganate Index (PI).
This finding is supported by the observation that in a placental cell line, nicotine and benzpyrene exposure showed a dose-dependent down-regulation of miR-146a, which was previously implicated in cancer and inflammation (Williams et al.
Induction of increased benzpyrene hydroxylase activity by flavones and related compounds.