The Ames test - T he Ames test is a biological assay to...

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The Ames test is a biological assay to assess the mutagenic potential of chemical compounds.[1] A positive test indicates that the chemical might act as a carcinogen (although a number of false-positives and false-negatives are known).[2] As cancer is often linked to DNA damage, the test also serves as a quick assay to estimate the carcinogenic potential of a compound since it is difficult to ascertain whether standard carcinogen assays on rodents were successful. Alanine Transaminase analysis (ALT ALT is widely distributed in many tissues but is found in greatest abundance in the liver, and to a much lesser extent in the kidneys, heart, and brain. ALT has also been found to play an important role in neuronal function by supplying an important source of neuronal glutamate through the analine-aminotransferase reaction. Serum ALT levels are generally low, but may spike during disease states or in the event of tissue injury and are routinely used as indicators of medical issues, particularly liver diseases. Increased levels can be seen
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