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To understand the relationships between exposure and damage to different cell populations in the respiratory tract, methods were developed to culture deep-lung fibroblasts and epithelial cells from the nose, trachea and deep lungs. Female F-344 Fischer and male Wistar rats were exposed to 1-5 Gy of 60Co gamma rays at a dose rate of 0.4 Gy/min. Cells were(More)
A/J and C57BL/6J mice, strains which differ in susceptibility to chemical-induced lung tumours, were examined for differential sensitivity to radon-induced lung cancer. Sixty weeks after exposure to 952 WLM radon (3.34 J h1 m-3), no lung tumours were found in the control, sham- (one dust-) exposed, or radon-exposed C57BL/6J mice. In contrast, each of the(More)
The survival of human prostatic epithelial cells irradiated in different physiological states is reported. Exponentially growing cells and contact-inhibited cells grown and irradiated in the presence of the growth factors epidermal growth factor (EGF) and bovine pituitary extract (bPE) had overlapping radiation dose-cell survival curves. However, when EGF(More)
In the rat, chronic TSH stimulation leads to self-limited thyroid hyperplasia, goitrogenesis, and TSH-responsive thyroid tumors. The current studies were aimed at clarifying the mechanism by which hormone-responsive, proliferating follicular cells arise in quiescent plateau phase rat goiters. Enzymatically monodispersed rat thyrocytes from early plateau(More)
A fraction of enzymatically monodispersed rat thyrocytes from untreated animals clonally proliferate into thyroid follicular units following transplantation into the subcutaneous fat pads of syngeneic recipients. During the induction of experimental goiters in rats either with 3-amino-1,2,4-triazole/iodine sufficient diet or KClO4/Remington low iodine diet,(More)
We have presented evidence that the functional thyroid follicles (follicular units, FU) which are formed in grafts of monodispersed rat thyroid cells, and hence the thyroid tumors which later develop in such grafts, are clonal in origin. Transplantation assays indicate that the clonogens comprise approximately 1% of the cells in monodispersed suspensions of(More)
The first results are shown of a low temperature 13C solid-state, cross-polarization magic angle spinning (CPMAS) NMR study of R3230AC rat mammary carcinoma transplanted into female Fischer rats. Intact, healthy mammary tissues and tumor tissues, quickly frozen at -78 degrees C after excision, were examined, as were normal epithelial cells and tumor cells(More)
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