September 27, 2021
M Hemgesberg et al, 2021. Acrylamide-derived DNA adducts in human peripheral blood mononuclear cell DNA: Correlation with body mass, Food and Chemical Toxicology, published online.
Acrylamide (AA) is a carcinogen formed during thermal food processing and can cause tumors in rodents while its carcinogenic potency in humans is unclear. Metabolic conversion of AA leads to glycidamide (GA) forming N7-GA-guanine (N7-GA-Gua) as the major DNA adduct in rodents while no such adducts were found in human tissues so far. In a cohort of 56 healthy volunteers adduct levels were determined in peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) DNA and anthropometric, dietary, and biochemical parameters were measured or inquired using a questionnaire. In the majority of PBMC DNA samples the levels found were above one adduct/108 nucleosides not being correlated to dietary habits including coffee consumption, or to blood glucose levels or hemoglobin HbA1c. However, adduct levels were significantly correlated with the body mass index (BMI) and showed a continuous increase over three BMI classes. Our findings indicate a background of AA-derived DNA adducts present in humans in PBMC related to body mass rather than to certain dietary or lifestyle factors.
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