Some comments on potency measures in mutagenicity research

B. H. Margolin, B. Soo Kim, M. G. Smith, B. A. Fetterman, Walter W Piegorsch, E. Zeiger

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In this article, the measurement of the potency of a chemical or mixture from its dose response in a particular assay is addressed. Attention is focused on data from the Ames Salmonella assay. Three measures of potency are explored and shown to be highly correlated. The presentation then discusses specific areas of research that might benefit from a study of potency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-94
Number of pages4
JournalEnvironmental Health Perspectives
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Margolin, B. H., Soo Kim, B., Smith, M. G., Fetterman, B. A., Piegorsch, W. W., & Zeiger, E. (1994). Some comments on potency measures in mutagenicity research. Environmental Health Perspectives, 102(SUPPL. 1), 91-94.