Genotoxic effects of ketamine on CHO cells

S. G. Adhvaryu, A. H. Trivedi, K. H. Jani, R. C. Vyas, B. J. Dave

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Ketamine, a non-barbiturate anaesthetic agent, was studied for its genotoxic potential using the SCE assay. It was genotoxic in the in vitro system at concentrations comparable to the plasma levels achieved during steady state anaesthesia. It had no effects on cellular kinetics in CHO cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)124-125
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Toxicology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 1986
Externally publishedYes


  • CHO cells
  • Ketamine
  • Mutagenicity testings
  • Sister chromatid exchange assay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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