antimutagen


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antimutagen

[¦an·tē′myüd·ə·jən]
(genetics)
A compound that is antagonistic to the action of mutagenic agents on bacteria.
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Protoanemonin, an antimutagen isolated from plants.
Testing of pure compounds at doses relevant to their levels in tea identified epigallocatechin (EGC) and epigalocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) as the primary antimutagens.
1991) it can be therefore suggested that these known antimutagens may interact with some specific enzymes in the liver homogenates, which are necessary for activation of chemical mutagens.
Key words: Antimutagen, Anticarcinogen, Phyllanthus amarus, Plant, Alkaline elution, Mutation assay
Recently, natural plants have received much attention as sources of biologically active substances including antioxidants, antimicrobials, antimutagens and anticarcinogens nutraceuticals.
Fenwick In Dietary Anticarcinogens and Antimutagens Chemical and Biological Aspects The Royal Society of Chemistry Cambridge p.
Therefore, agents which can protect cellular membranes against IR and ROS/RNS will have potential benefits as radioprotectors, antioxidant and antimutagens (Odin 1997; Stavric 1994).
The use of antimutagens and anticarcinogens in everyday life is the most effective procedure for preventing human cancer and genetic ailment.
This increase is due largely to a search for and analysis of antimutagens, mainly from plant extracts.
Nakasugi T and K Komai Antimutagens in the Brazilian folk medicinal plant Carqueja (Baccharis trimera Less).