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Endpoint:
in vitro gene mutation study in bacteria
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Reliability:
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
guideline study

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
study report
Title:
Unnamed
Year:
2013
Report Date:
2013

Materials and methods

Test guidelineopen allclose all
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
OECD Guideline 471 (Bacterial Reverse Mutation Assay)
Version / remarks:
of 1997
Deviations:
no
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
EU Method B.13/14 (Mutagenicity - Reverse Mutation Test Using Bacteria)
Version / remarks:
of 2008
Deviations:
no
GLP compliance:
yes (incl. certificate)
Type of assay:
bacterial reverse mutation assay

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent
Test material form:
solid: particulate/powder
Remarks:
migrated information: powder

Method

Species / strain
Species / strain / cell type:
S. typhimurium TA 1535, TA 1537, TA 98, TA 100 and E. coli WP2
Additional strain / cell type characteristics:
other: essential amino acid requiring strains
Metabolic activation:
with and without
Metabolic activation system:
liver S9 mix from male Sprague Dawley rats treated with phenobarbital and 5,6-benzoflavone for enzyme induction.
Test concentrations with justification for top dose:
Experiment 1: 0; 5; 15; 50; 150; 500; 1500 and 5000 μg/plate
Experiment 2: 0; 50; 150; 500; 1500 and 5000 μg/plate
Vehicle / solvent:
Acetone
Justification for choice of solvent/vehicle:
A suspension in acetone was prepared suitable for exposure to the test substance up to the maximum guideline recommended test substance concentration of 5000 μg/plate.
Controlsopen allclose all
Untreated negative controls:
other: Sterility controls were included, i.e. tester strain free plates with soft agar, S9 mix, buffer, vehicle and/or test substance.
Negative solvent / vehicle controls:
yes
Remarks:
without and with S9 mix
True negative controls:
no
Positive controls:
yes
Positive control substance:
4-nitroquinoline-N-oxide
9-aminoacridine
2-nitrofluorene
sodium azide
Untreated negative controls:
other: Sterility controls were included, i.e. tester strain free plates with soft agar, S9 mix, buffer, vehicle and/or test substance.
Negative solvent / vehicle controls:
yes
Remarks:
without and with S9 mix
True negative controls:
no
Positive controls:
yes
Positive control substance:
benzo(a)pyrene
other: 2-aminoanthracene
Remarks:
Positive control substances for tests with metabolic activation (S9 mix).
Details on test system and experimental conditions:
Standard Plate Incorporation Tests were performed in both experiments (Experiments 1 and 2) and both experiments were conducted without and with metabolic activation (S9 mix). Test procedures varied in that the proportion of S9 fraction in the S9 mix was 10% v/v in Experiment 1 whereas 20% v/v in Experiment 2.


Evaluation criteria:
The test substance is considered to exhibit mutagenic activity in this assay if the following criteria are met:
A reproducible increase in revertant colony number, (i.e. at least twice for strains TA 100, TA 98 and WP2 uvrA and at least three times for strains TA 1535 and TA 1537 the concurrent vehicle controls), with some evidence of a positive dose-response relationship. Such positive response in at least one tester strain without or with metabolic activation (S9 mix.) is sufficient for concluding mutagenic activity.

A test substance is considered non-mutagenic in this test if:
Exposure to a test substance does not produce a reproducible increase in revertant colony numbers.
Statistics:
The data were not statistically analysed. The study result was unequivocal.

Results and discussion

Test resultsopen allclose all
Key result
Species / strain:
S. typhimurium TA 1535
Metabolic activation:
with and without
Genotoxicity:
negative
Cytotoxicity / choice of top concentrations:
no cytotoxicity
Vehicle controls validity:
valid
Positive controls validity:
valid
Key result
Species / strain:
S. typhimurium TA 1537
Metabolic activation:
with and without
Genotoxicity:
negative
Cytotoxicity / choice of top concentrations:
no cytotoxicity
Vehicle controls validity:
valid
Positive controls validity:
valid
Key result
Species / strain:
S. typhimurium TA 98
Metabolic activation:
with and without
Genotoxicity:
negative
Cytotoxicity / choice of top concentrations:
no cytotoxicity
Vehicle controls validity:
valid
Positive controls validity:
valid
Key result
Species / strain:
S. typhimurium TA 100
Metabolic activation:
with and without
Genotoxicity:
negative
Cytotoxicity / choice of top concentrations:
no cytotoxicity
Vehicle controls validity:
valid
Positive controls validity:
valid
Key result
Species / strain:
E. coli WP2 uvr A pKM 101
Metabolic activation:
with and without
Genotoxicity:
negative
Cytotoxicity / choice of top concentrations:
no cytotoxicity
Vehicle controls validity:
valid
Positive controls validity:
valid
Additional information on results:
All sterility control plates were colony free. Hence the absence of microbial contamination of the S9 mix, buffer and test substance formulation was confirmed. Viability counts were satisfactory meeting the acceptance criteria.

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Conclusions:
negative with and without metabolic activation (S9 mix)