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Genetic toxicity: in vitro

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Administrative data

Endpoint:
in vitro gene mutation study in bacteria
Remarks:
Type of genotoxicity: gene mutation
Type of information:
migrated information: read-across based on grouping of substances (category approach)
Adequacy of study:
key study
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: only 4 strains have been used - Ames test for Fe3O4 as a representative for the iron oxide group available

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
study report
Title:
Unnamed
Year:
1982
Report date:
1982

Materials and methods

Principles of method if other than guideline:
according to Ames BN (1975), Mutation Res. 31, 347-364
GLP compliance:
not specified
Type of assay:
bacterial reverse mutation assay

Test material

Constituent 1
Chemical structure
Reference substance name:
Triiron tetraoxide
EC Number:
215-277-5
EC Name:
Triiron tetraoxide
Cas Number:
1317-61-9
Molecular formula:
Fe3O4
IUPAC Name:
Triiron tetraoxide
Details on test material:
Fe3O4 (Bayferrox AC 5110 M)

Method

Species / strain
Species / strain / cell type:
S. typhimurium TA 1535, TA 1537, TA 98 and TA 100
Metabolic activation:
with and without
Metabolic activation system:
S9 mix
Test concentrations with justification for top dose:
8 - 40 - 200 - 1000 - 5000 µg/plate

Results and discussion

Test results
Species / strain:
S. typhimurium TA 1535, TA 1537, TA 98 and TA 100
Metabolic activation:
with and without
Genotoxicity:
negative
Cytotoxicity / choice of top concentrations:
no cytotoxicity
Remarks:
but tested to precipitating concentration
Vehicle controls validity:
valid
Untreated negative controls validity:
valid
Positive controls validity:
valid
Remarks on result:
other: all strains/cell types tested
Remarks:
Migrated from field 'Test system'.

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Executive summary:

method: Ames test

result: negative (with and without metabolic activation)

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