Title: The JaCVAM international validation study on the in vivo comet assay: Selection of test chemicals
Authors: MORITA TakeshiUNO YoshifumiHONMAA MasamitsuKOJIMA HajimeHAYASHI MakotoTICE RayCORVI RaffaellaSCHECHTMAN Leonard
Citation: MUTATION RESEARCH-GENETIC TOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MUTAGENESIS vol. 786–788 p. 14–44
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC83876
ISSN: 1383-5718
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S138357181500042X
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC83876
DOI: 10.1016/j.mrgentox.2015.03.004
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The Japanese Center for the Validation of Alternative Methods (JaCVAM) sponsored an international prevalidation and validation study of the in vivo rat alkaline pH comet assay. The main objective of the study was to assess the sensitivity and specificity of the assay for correctly identifying genotoxic carcinogens, as compared with the traditional rat liver unscheduled DNA synthesis assay. Based on existing carcinogenicity and genotoxicity data and chemical class information, 90 chemicals were identified as primary candidates for use in the validation study. From these 90 chemicals, 46 secondary candidates and then 40 final chemicals were selected based on a sufficiency of carcinogenic and genotoxic data, differences in chemical class or genotoxic or carcinogenic mode of action (MOA), availability, price, and ease of handling. These 40 chemicals included 19 genotoxic carcinogens, 6 genotoxic non-carcinogens, 7 non-genotoxic carcinogens and 8 non-genotoxic non-carcinogens. “Genotoxicity” was defined as positive in the Ames mutagenicity test or in one of the standard in vivo genotoxicity tests (primarily the erythrocyte micronucleus assay). These chemicals covered various chemicals classes, MOAs, and genotoxicity profiles and were considered to be suitable for the purpose of the validation study. General principles of chemical selection for validation studies are discussed.
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