1,2-Dibenzoylethane is effective in inhibiting the in vivo mammary DMBA-DNA adduct formation. This inhibitory effect on mammary DNA adduct formation was associated with increased liver activities of glutathione S-transferase, QR, and 7-ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase.
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