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Administrative data

in vitro gene mutation study in bacteria
Type of genotoxicity: gene mutation
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: well performed OECD study with GLP

Data source

Reference Type:
study report
Report date:

Materials and methods

Test guideline
according to guideline
OECD Guideline 471 (Bacterial Reverse Mutation Assay)
GLP compliance:
Type of assay:
bacterial reverse mutation assay

Test material

Constituent 1
Chemical structure
Reference substance name:
Sodium p-(3-amino-4-methylbenzamido)benzenesulphonate
EC Number:
EC Name:
Sodium p-(3-amino-4-methylbenzamido)benzenesulphonate
Cas Number:
Molecular formula:
sodium 4-[(3-amino-4-methylbenzoyl)amino]benzenesulfonate


Species / strain
Species / strain / cell type:
S. typhimurium TA 1535, TA 1537, TA 98, TA 100 and E. coli WP2
Metabolic activation:
with and without
Metabolic activation system:
rat S9 mix
Test concentrations with justification for top dose:
Pre-Experiment/Experiment I: 3; 10; 33; 100; 333; 1000; 2500; and 5000 µg/plate
Experiment II: 33; 100; 333; 1000; 2500; and 5000 µg/plate
Vehicle / solvent:
The solvent was chosen because of its solubility properties and its relative non-toxicity to the bacteria
Untreated negative controls:
Negative solvent / vehicle controls:
True negative controls:
Positive controls:
Positive control substance:
sodium azide
other: 2-aminoanthracen, 4-nitro-o-phenylendiamine
Details on test system and experimental conditions:
METHOD OF APPLICATION: in agar (plate incorporation) and preincubation
Evaluation criteria:
A test item is considered as a mutagen if a biologically relevant increase in the number of revertants exceeding the threshold of twice (strains TA 98, TA 100, and WP2 uvrA) or thrice (strains TA 1535 and TA 1537) the colony count of the corresponding solvent control is observed.
A dose dependent increase is considered biologically relevant if the threshold is exceeded at more than one concentration.
An increase exceeding the threshold at only one concentration is judged as biologically relevant if reproduced in an independent second experiment.
A dose dependent increase in the number of revertant colonies below the threshold is regarded as an indication of a mutagenic potential if reproduced in an independent second experiment. However, whenever the colony counts remain within the historical range of negative and solvent controls such an increase is not considered biologically relevant.
According to the OECD guideline 471, a statistical analysis of the data is not mandatory.

Results and discussion

Test results
Species / strain:
S. typhimurium TA 1535, TA 1537, TA 98, TA 100 and E. coli WP2
Metabolic activation:
with and without
Cytotoxicity / choice of top concentrations:
no cytotoxicity
Vehicle controls validity:
Untreated negative controls validity:
Positive controls validity:
Remarks on result:
other: other: reverse mutation assay
Migrated from field 'Test system'.

Any other information on results incl. tables

Results of the experiments for the highest concentrations:

Pre-Experiment and Exp.I

without met. act. TA 1535 TA 1537 TA 98 TA 100 WP2 uvrA

DMSO 17 +-5 16 +-7 35 +-4 127 +-9 57 +-2

5000 µg/plate 17 +-5 13 +-4 27 +-6 127 +-31 51 +-3

with met. act

DMSO 21 +-1 19 +-4 38 +-6 143 +-6 63 +-4

5000 µg/plate 24 +-4 13 +-2 33 +-4 131 +-5 56 +-9

Experiment II

without met. act.

DMSO 18 +-5 13 +-4 28 +-6 129 +-18 48 +-9

5000 µg/plate 13 +-5 8 +-1 32 +-9 143 +-8 46 +-8

with met. act.

DMSO 16 +-5 12 +-3 38 +-6 172 +-27 88 +-45

5000 µg/plate 18 +-2 13 +-3 53 +-4 184 +-2 61 +-6

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Interpretation of results (migrated information):
other: negative with and without metabolic activation

In conclusion, it can be stated that during the described mutagenicity test and under the experimental conditions reported, the test item did not
induce gene mutations by base pair changes or frameshifts in the genome of the strains used.
Executive summary:

The test item was assessed for its potential to induce gene mutations in the plate incorporation test (experiment I) and the pre-incubation test (experiment II) using Salmonella typhimurium strains TA 1535, TA 1537, TA 98, and TA 100, and the Escherichia coli strain

WP2 uvrA.

The assay was performed with and without liver microsomal activation. Each concentration, including the controls, was tested in triplicate. The test item was tested at the following concentrations:

Pre-Experiment/Experiment I: 3; 10; 33; 100; 333; 1000; 2500; and 5000 µg/plate

Experiment II: 33; 100; 333; 1000; 2500; and 5000 Jg/plate

The plates incubated with the test item showed normal background growth up to 5000 µg/plate with and without metabolic activation in both independent experiments.

No toxic effects, evident as a reduction in the number of revertants (below the indication factor of 0.5), occurred in the test groups with and without metabolic activation in both experiments.

No substantial increase in revertant colony numbers of any of the five tester strains was observed following treatment with the test item at any dose level, neither in the presence nor absence of metabolic activation (S9 mix). There was also no tendency of higher mutation rates with increasing concentrations in the range below the generally acknowledged border of biological relevance.

Appropriate reference mutagens were used as positive controls. They showed a distinct increase of induced revertant colonies.