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Carcinogens

substances that increase the risk of neoplasms in humans or animals. Both genotoxic chemicals, which affect dna directly, and nongenotoxic chemicals, which induce neoplasms by other mechanism, are included.


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cell specific markers

... is located in a gene called GSTA1, coding for glutathione S-transferase. This enzyme functions in the detoxification of xenobiotics, including carcinogens, therapeutic drugs and environmental toxins. It was present in the African-American population with a frequency of 23% while it was not ...

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by MarkHolland
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:16 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: cell specific markers
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How does cancer get inherited...in cell level?

... a little brainstroming here so I can understand how this actually happens. So the germline cells that produce sex cells ( ? ) gets the effects of carcinogens/radiation causing there to be mutations in them..so what actually happens that the effect of the mutation gets inherited? In a human. So ...

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by Chiabete
Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:04 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How does cancer get inherited...in cell level?
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age and cumulative impact of carcinogens

... is wrong, I mistakenly defined "mutagen," not "carcinogen." A carcinogen is just any cancer-causing agent. Many mutagens are carcinogens.

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by wildfunguy
Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:31 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: age and cumulative impact of carcinogens
Replies: 1
Views: 2507

age and cumulative impact of carcinogens

Will carcinogens have more of an impact over time if you were exposed at a younger age? I don't mean being exposed froma younger age, I'm talking about one exposure event that could occur at a young age or an old age. Perhaps ...

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by wildfunguy
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:17 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: age and cumulative impact of carcinogens
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Views: 2507

Passive smoking

... The confident claims of major risk offered here are not from scientists but folks impressed by the political aspects.Of curse there are carcinogens from smoke - mere chemical presence of a carcinogen does not mean major health risk.

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by JorgeLobo
Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:18 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Passive smoking
Replies: 18
Views: 12177
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