Ceaser Aliaga

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Defensive behaviors of lower mammals confronted with a predatory stimulus provide an appropriate laboratory model for investigating behavior relevant to human emotional disorders. The mouse defense test battery (MDTB) has been developed because it combines many of the aspects of defense. Briefly, it consists of five tests either associated with potential(More)
It is evident from many studies that the effect of dietary fat on colon tumor promotion depends not only on the amount of fat but especially on fatty acid composition. Animal model studies have shown that diets which are high in omega-6 fatty acids increase colon tumor promotion, whereas diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids have no such enhancing effect. The(More)
Research was performed on the effect of tea, or tea and milk, instead of drinking water, in rat models of cancer in the mammary gland or colon. Solutions of 1.25% (w/v) black tea, or 1.85% (v/v) milk in tea were prepared three times per week. SD rats were given tea beginning at 42 days of age; one group was gavaged 5 mg 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA)(More)
The mechanisms that can account for the remarkable mammary carcinogenicity of the environmental pollutant 6-nitrochrysene (6-NC) in the rat remain elusive. In our previous studies, we identified several 6-NC-derived DNA adducts in the rat mammary gland; one major adduct was derived from (±)-trans-1,2-dihydroxy-1,2-dihydro-6-nitrochrysene (1,2-DHD-6-NC). In(More)
Background/Objectives:Conversion of saturated fatty acids to monounsaturated fatty acids by the enzyme stearoyl-Co-A-desaturase (SCD-1) is emerging as a major factor in promoting carcinogenesis including breast cancer. The aim of our study was to explore the regulation of SCD-1 by Raloxifene and omega-3 fatty acids in women at increased risk of breast(More)
The modulation by dietary fat levels of intestine carcinogenesis is well documented. New developments suggest that calcium ions may also play a role. A rapid bioassay, the induction of foci of aberrant crypts in the colon, was used to explore the interaction between dietary fat and calcium. Male F344 rats 6 weeks of age were placed on diets containing 5 or(More)
BACKGROUND Compounds formed on the surface of fried or grilled meat and fish may be associated with increased risk of colon cancer. Normal intestinal bacteria can convert one of these compounds, 2-amino-3-methyl-3H-imidazo[4,5-f]quinoline (IQ), to the 7-hydroxy metabolite, 2-amino-3,6-dihydro-3-methyl-7H-imidazolo[4,5-f]quinolin-7-o ne (7-OHIQ), a(More)
Benzene, a constituent of cigarette smoke, is a human leukemogen and induces bone marrow toxicity. The mechanism of benzene-induced toxicity is not well-established. We hypothesized that relatively high levels of nitric oxide formed in bone marrow can react with oxygen and/or superoxide anion that is generated during redox cycling of ring-hydroxylated(More)