Liver S-9 (9000 g supernatant) fractions isolated from 2-, 12- and 26-month untreated female Swiss-Webster mice were compared under different assay conditions as to their abilities to activate 2-acetylaminofluorene, benzo(a)pyrene, and dimethylnitrosamine to mutagens in Salmonella typhimurium tester strain TA 100. All fractions activated these compounds to mutagens, although 2-acetylaminofluorene was only weakly mutagenic. Some differences in the activating abilities of the three age groups were observed but they were for the most part relatively small.
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