Quercetin glucuronides inhibited 2-aminofluorene acetylation in human acute myeloid HL-60 leukemia cells

Department of Parasitology, China Medical College, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China.
Phytomedicine (Impact Factor: 2.88). 11/2002; 9(7):625-31. DOI: 10.1078/094471102321616436
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ABSTRACT Our earlier study has demonstrated that following the exposure of rat to the arylamine carcinogen 2-aminofluorene, DNA-2-aminofluorene adducts were found in the target tissues liver, bladder, colon, lung and also in circulating leukocytes (lymphocytes and monocytes). The result also demonstrated that orally treated antioxidants decreased N-acetylation of 2-aminofluorene in target tissues and leukocytes. Therefore, this study investigated whether quercetin glucuronides could affect N-acetylation of 2-aminofluorene in human acute myeloid leukemia HL-60 cells. Evidence is presented here that human leukemia cells are capable of acetylating 2-aminofluorene. Quercetin glucuronides did inhibit 2-aminofluorene acetylation in intact cells. The results also indicated that quercetin glucuronides induced cytotoxicity in dose-dependent manner in the examined human acute myeloid leukemia HL-60 cells.

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