Studies on the Chemical Synthesis of Aflatoxin-DNA Adduct

Aflatoxin-DNA Adduct의 화학합성에 관한 연구

  • Published : 1992.08.01

Abstract

Aflatoxins are highly carcinogenic agents consistantly found as contaminants in human food supplies in many areas of the world and epidemiologically linked to incidence of human liver cancer. To examine the carcinogenic action of aflatoxin $B_1$, aflatoxin $B_1-DNA$ adducts were chemically synhtesized with the reaction of 20 mg calf thymus DNA, and 8 mg standard aflatoxin $B_1$. Since DNA molecule was too large for analysis, it was fragmented by acid hydrolysis and heat. The fragmented aflatoxin $B_1-DNA$ adducts were selectively concentrated by immunoaffinity column procedure and confirmed by HPLC method. The main component was aflatoxin $B_1-guanine$ adduct, which was quantatively measured as 5.2 mg aflatoxin $B_1$.

Keywords

aflatoxin $B_1$;cancer;immunoaffinity column;aflatoxin $B_1-guanine$ adduct