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Ames test

[′āmz ‚test]
(analytical chemistry)
A bioassay that uses a set of histidine auxotrophic mutants of Salmonella typhimurium for detecting mutagenic and possibly carcinogenic compounds.
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As a result, the Ames assay may not identify some carcinogens.
The Ames assay is well established and an excellent method for screening of such cancer chemopreventive factors (Brockman et al.
KEY WORDS: Ames assay, carcinogenicity, 21st century toxicology, genetic toxicology, high-throughput assays, Salmonella assay, Salmonella mutagenicity assay.
but when the Eppley researchers conducted an Ames assay on paired exposure to both DMN and capsaicin, "we found the mutagenicity of the DMN was effectively destroyed," Gannett says.