|Citation||Kawai, K., Furukawa, H., Hirono, I. (1995). Genotoxic activity in vivo of the naturally occurring glucoside, cycasin, in the Drosophila wing spot test. Mutat. Res. 346(3): 145--149. (Export to RIS)|
|Publication Type||Research paper|
|PubMed Abstract||Cycasin, methylazoxymethanol-beta-glucoside, is a naturally occurring carcinogenic compound. The genotoxicity of cycasin was assayed in the Drosophila wing spot test. Cycasin induced small single and large single spots on feeding at 10 mumol/g medium. The presence of these spots indicates that cycasin is genotoxic in Drosophila melanogaster. Microorganisms which showed beta-glucosidase activity for cleaving cycasin to toxic aglycon were isolated from gut flora of the Drosophila larvae. Consequently, the Drosophila wing spot test would be useful for mutagenicity screening of other naturally occurring glucosides.|
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