The detection and quantification of heterocyclic aromatic amine (HAA)-DNA adducts, critical biomarkers in interspecies extrapolation of toxicity data for human risk assessment, remains a challenging analytical problem. The two main analytical methods currently in use to screen for HAA-DNA adducts are the 32P-postlabeling assay and mass spectrometry, using either accelerated mass spectrometry (AMS) or liquid chromatography and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS). In this review, the principal methods to synthesize and characterize DNA adducts, and the methods applied to measure HAA-DNA adduct in vitro and vivo are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Chromatography B: Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences|
|State||Published - Mar 25 2004|
- Heterocyclic aromatic amine-DNA adducts