National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for Kaempferol (N84102)


Specific Substances: Kaempferol

Nomination Date: 01/00/1984

Nominator: NCI

Rationale: Kaempferol was nominated on the basis of its potential for carcinogenicity and to represent the flavonoid compounds which occur widely in wood and other plant material. Kaempferol has demonstrated activity in several microbial and mammalian cell genotoxicity tests, but has not been adequately tested for carcinogenicity. Kaempferol occurs in the commercially used wood Afzelia and has been detected in numerous vegetables and fruits.

NTP Principles: not specified


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CASRN: 520-18-3

Agent Name: Kaempferol

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