Westphal GA1, Tüshaus C1, Monsé C1, Rosenkranz N1, Brüning T1, Bünger J1.
Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:592434. doi: 10.1155/2014/592434. Epub 2014 Jan 6.Amylenes are unsaturated hydrocarbons (C5H10), such as 1-pentene, 2-pentene, 2-methyl-but-1-en (3-methyl-1-butene), 2-methyl-but-2-en (isopentene), and 3-methyl-but-1-en. We investigated bacterial mutagenicity of 1-pentene, 2-pentene, and 3-methyl-but-1-en in the Ames test. 2-Pentene was investigated as racemate and as pure diastereomers. We included the methyltransferase deficient Salmonella Typhimurium strain YG7108 and the application of a gas-tight preincubation to reduce the risk of false negative results. Read More