Ethidium bromide

Roland Hubner roland.hubner at ua.ac.be
Tue Jul 17 09:21:51 EST 2001


In article <3B54B528.27672.841F1E at localhost>, wolfsc at ibms.sinica.edu.tw 
("Wolfgang Schechinger") wrote:

> It's a little off topic, but recently I saw a paper from a Brasilian 
> group doing Ames' test with caffeine. It proved to be positive at 
> concenrtations we happily take in with our daily coffee...
> 
> cum grano salis
> 
> Wo

 No surprise (!/?) -- caffeine breaks chromosomes & the bacteria in the 
Ames test have no nuclear compartiment...

 I vaguely remember that caffeine was not considered worth a study by an 
US toxicology agency because it was a COMMON (natural?) food 
ingredient... 

Greetings,
 Roland




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