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Carcinogenesis. 1991 Oct;12(10):1945-7.

Detection of a carcinogen, 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP), in cigarette smoke condensate.

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  • 1Department of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Japan.

Abstract

A carcinogenic heterocyclic amine, 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP), was measured in condensate of cigarette mainstream smoke by HPLC. PhIP was detected in all brands of filter-tipped cigarettes analyzed. The mean level of PhIP in the cigarette mainstream smoke was 16.4 ng/cig.

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1934275
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