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Excretion kinetics of urinary 3-hydroxybenzo[a]pyrene following dietary exposure to benzo[a]pyrene in humans

Chien, Yeh-Chung; Yeh, Chun-Ting

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PMID: 21785897


Urinary 3-hydroxy-benzo[a]pyrene (3-OHBaP) is considered as an exposure marker for assessing carcinogenic risks as it is a metabolite of benzo[a]pyrene (BaP). A controlled human study was conducted to examine the kinetics of urinary 3-OHBaP after consuming charcoal-barbecued meat. Two feeding experiments were performed, with meat doses of 15 and 30 g/kg (experiments 1 and 2, respectively). All voided urine over 7 days was collected and analyzed. The background urinary 3-OHBaP concentration was 0.002-0.085 ng/g creatinine, with large inter-individual (80-100%) and intra-individual of (90-100%) variations. The background amount of 3-OHBaP excreted by the current subjects was 40-50 pg/day. The amounts of urinary 3-OHBaP excreted within 12 h post-exposure increased significantly (P

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Female; Humans; Male; Adult; Young Adult; Meat; Dose-Response Relationship, Drug; Carcinogens; Cooking; Benzo(a)pyrene; Benzopyrenes; Charcoal

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