- 3-meth·yl·cho·lan·threne (meth″əl-ko-lanґthrēn) a highly carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon synthesized by pyrolytic degradation of cholic acid, deoxycholic acid, or cholesterol. It is a procarcinogen that requires metabolic activation to exert a mutagenic effect and is widely used in laboratory studies of chemical carcinogenesis. Abbreviated MCA.
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