Induction by cigarette smoking of enzymes which process carcinogenic aromatic hydrocarbons

R. R. Martin, T. L. McLemore, Nelda Wray

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Abstract

We have studied AHH induction in pulmonary alveolar macrophages, lymphocytes and lung tissue from 7 non-cancer and 7 lung cancer patients. For individual non-cancer patients, an excellent correlation was noted for AHH in all 3 tissues. For individual lung cancer patients, AHH values of the same three exhibited poor correlation. In studies with lung cancer patients, use of any single cell type (e.g. lymphocytes) may not accurately assess the capacity of the individual for AHH induction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-79
Number of pages3
JournalBulletin of the International Union against Tuberculosis
Volume54
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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