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Boric acid (H3BO3), an inorganic acid with widespread commercial use and consumer exposure, impairs fertility in male rodents at dose levels lower than those required to cause other adverse effects. Previous studies found a testicular lesion in adult Fischer rats fed 9000 ppm boric acid (1575 ppm boron) and slightly reduced basal serum testosterone levels.(More)
Neuropeptides stimulate airway epithelial cell proliferation and migration in vitro, but the role of neuropeptides in the repair of the epithelium after injury in vivo is not clear. We studied epithelial proliferation and repair in 83 male Hartley guinea pigs. Animals received capsaicin weekly for 3 wk to deplete airway neuropeptides. One week later, the(More)
THE principal object of studies of the cell population kinetics of tumours is to explain how a tumour attains its particular growth rate, and thus to make a more informed judgement on methods of growth control. The growth rates of tumours show wide variations, both between and within individual species. In man, volume doubling times for primary and(More)
The stem-cell response of the Lewis lung carcinoma to single doses of cyclophosphamide has been studied by three assay techniques: in vitro colony formation, lung colony formation, and the end-point dilution assay. These three techniques have given comparable results, and the end-point dilution results showed that 50 percent takes could be achieved with as(More)
Cells in human tumor xenografts express similar levels of angiogenic growth factors before treatment. After radioimmunotherapy (RAIT) surviving tumor cells upregulate angiogenic growth factors, including placenta growth factor (PlGF), in a tumor-specific pattern. To determine the role of post-treatment PlGF expression on blood vessel recovery, tumor(More)
The formation of lung colonies by i.v. injected Lewis lung-tumour cells in syngeneic recipients was greatly enhanced by prior treatment of the mice with cyclophosphamide. The lung-cloning efficiency was linearly related to cyclophosphamide dose and the optimum time of treatment was 2-4 days before the injection of tumour cells. The resulting lung colonies(More)
The survival of Lewis lung tumor cells has been studied after a single ip dose of BCNU. In dissectible subcutaneous and intramuscular tumors and artificial lung metastases survival was measured by colony formation in soft agar and in vivo in the lung. The long-term control of small lung nodules by single doses of BCNU was studied and cell-survival estimates(More)