Mutagen question

Yves Konigshofer BG6S000 at MUSICB.MCGILL.CA
Tue Jan 23 15:04:28 EST 1996


last year in a genetics course, one of my professors mentioned that
a compound in mustard is also a potent mutagen and this compound is,
however, quickly detoxified upon consumption (in the liver?).  Could
it be that some of this compound can be absorbed by the cells in the
mouth and that this could cause an outbreak of viruses which seem to
reappear after DNA is damaged (by UV light)?

just wondering...

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>/ves /<onigshofer
Just another student in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology
at the University of McGill... waaay the h*ll up there in Canada

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