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mutagens

Chemicals causing mutations, i.e. genetic changes (often harmful) in a living organism’s offspring.
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The same chemical reaction that imparts a desirable flavor to browned meats also produces a host of powerful mutagens know as heterocyclic amines (HCAs).
And roasting is particularly prolific of these, as even the simplest carbohydrate, when caramelized, produces mutagens and other harmful chemicals.
The above strain was subjected to various physical and chemical mutagens to improve the yield of alginate.
(1) Heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and other cooking-related mutagens in meat are among several possible culprits that trigger carcinogenesis.
(12) In fact, a study reported in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health reported that chlorophyllin binds to certain mutagens 20 times better than resveratrol.
The guidelines address a broad range of potential toxicological effects, including asthmagens, allergens, substances on authoritative lists of chemicals of concern, carcinogens, mutagens, and reproductive or developmental toxicants.
To receive certification under GS-48 or GS-51, laundry products cannot contain any components that are carcinogens, reproductive toxins, mutagens, neurotoxins/systemic toxins, endocrine disruptors, asthmagens, and respiratory and skin sensitizers.
The data collected on germination percentage, plant height, number of bolls/plant, boll weight, lint yield and its percentage were analyzed and significant interaction among species, genotypes, mutagens and levels of mutagens was observed for all traits under study.
Bioinformatics research advances in such areas as gene therapy, personalized medicine, drug discovery, the inherited basis of complex diseases influenced by multiple gene/environmental interactions, and the identification of the molecular targets for environmental mutagens and carcinogens have wide ranging implications for the medical and consumer health sectors (Rein, 2006).
Recent research indicates that turmeric and its compounds act against several common mutagens such as cigarette smoke condensates, benzopyrene, DMBA etc.