Oral administration of the renal carcinogen, potassium bromate, specifically produces 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine in rat target organ DNA

Carcinogenesis. 1987 Dec;8(12):1959-61. doi: 10.1093/carcin/8.12.1959.


Following oral administration of a renal carcinogen, potassium bromate (KBrO3), to the rat, a significant increase of 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OH-dG) in kidney DNA was observed. In the liver, a non-target tissue, the increase in 8-OH-dG was not significant. The non carcinogenic oxidants, NaCIO and NaCIO2, had no effect on 8-OH-dG formation in kidney DNA. These results suggest that formation of 8-OH-dG in tissue DNA is closely related to KBrO3 carcinogenesis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • 8-Hydroxy-2'-Deoxyguanosine
  • Animals
  • Bromates* / administration & dosage
  • Bromine* / administration & dosage
  • Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
  • DNA / drug effects*
  • DNA / metabolism
  • Deoxyguanosine / analogs & derivatives*
  • Deoxyguanosine / metabolism
  • Kidney / drug effects
  • Kidney / metabolism*
  • Kidney Neoplasms / chemically induced*
  • Rats


  • Bromates
  • potassium bromate
  • 8-Hydroxy-2'-Deoxyguanosine
  • DNA
  • Deoxyguanosine
  • Bromine