Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling
Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
This study is a unified approach to quantum theories of polyacen carcinogenesis. Part I discusses the M, L, and B regions theory. Although the M region of polyacens is much less reactive than is the K region, the chemical reactivity of these two regions parallels each other. Consequently, the K-L Pullman's theory may be reformulated by replacing the K region by the M region. The M-L regions theory improves all the quantum structure-carcinogenic activity relationships obtained previously in the K-L framework. Moreover, it would appear that in these correlations, the most important role is played by nonconcerted electrophilic reactions. We suggest that the M-L modified Pullman's theory and the Bay (B) region theory, proposed by Jerina et al., are related to different steps of the metabolic activation mechanism leading to ultimate carcinogen: the first step for the Pullman's theory and the carbocation step for the theory of the Bay region. We have termed the “M, L and B regions theory” as this unified approach to the problem of polyacens carcinogenesis.
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