Nicotinamide riboside, a component of vitamin B3 when supplemented in cell structures were found to protect cells and prevent malignant transformation, reveals a new study. Benzo[a]pyrene, a potent carcinogen, and mutagen are present in cigarette smoke, burnt wood fumes, barbecued and smoked meat, automotive exhaust, etc. Benzo[a]pyrene belongs to the class of Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The study aims to understand the mechanisms, which could lead to malignant transformation of human cells.
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