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Methyl groups in carcinogenesis: effects on DNA methylation and gene expression.
Lipotrope-deficient (methyl-deficient) diets cause fatty livers and increased liver-cell turnover and promote carcinogenesis in rodents. In rats prolonged intake of methyl-deficient diets results inExpand
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Irreversible global DNA hypomethylation as a key step in hepatocarcinogenesis induced by dietary methyl deficiency.
Dietary methyl group deprivation is now well recognized as a model of hepatocarcinogenesis in rodents. In the present study, we examined the effects of feeding a methyl-deficient diet followed by aExpand
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The prospective role of abnormal methyl metabolism in cadmium toxicity.
Several lines of evidence point to the probable role of abnormal methylation processes in the toxicology of metals and other xenobiotics. The spectrum of toxic effects exhibited by such metals as Ni,Expand
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Cadmium carcinogenesis in male Wistar [Crl:(WI)BR] rats: dose-response analysis of tumor induction in the prostate and testes and at the injection site.
Carcinogenic dose-response effects of CdCl2 in male Wistar [Crl:(WI)BR] rats were studied over a 2-year period. Groups of rats received a single s.c. injection of CdCl2 at doses of 0, 1.0, 2.5, 5.0,Expand
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Blood S-adenosylmethionine concentrations and lymphocyte methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase activity in diabetes mellitus and diabetic nephropathy.
The erythrocyte concentrations of the body's chief physiologic methyl donor S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) and of its metabolite and inhibitor S-adenosylhomocysteine (SAH), the plasma concentrations ofExpand
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Tissue levels of S-adenosylmethionine and S-adenosylhomocysteine in rats fed methyl-deficient, amino acid-defined diets for one to five weeks.
The levels of S-adenosylmethionine (AdoMet) and of S-adenosylhomocysteine (AdoHcy) as well as the ratio of AdoMet/AdoHcy were determined in the liver, lungs, testes and kidneys of weanling male ratsExpand
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Histone H3 lysine 9 and H4 lysine 20 trimethylation and the expression of Suv4-20h2 and Suv-39h1 histone methyltransferases in hepatocarcinogenesis induced by methyl deficiency in rats.
The field of cancer epigenetics has received much attention in recent years. However, the relationship of cancer epigenetics with cancer etiology is not clear. Recent studies suggest the involvementExpand
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Blood determinations of S-adenosylmethionine, S-adenosylhomocysteine, and homocysteine: correlations with diet.
An increasing number of both clinical and experimental studies have shown an association between deficiencies of the dietary sources of physiological methyl groups and cancer formation. The criticalExpand
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Breaks in genomic DNA and within the p53 gene are associated with hypomethylation in livers of folate/methyl-deficient rats.
Male weanling Fischer 344 rats were fed either a semipurified diet deficient in the methyl donors methionine, choline, and folic acid or a supplemented control diet for a period of 9 weeks. AtExpand
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Hepatocarcinogenesis in rats fed methyl-deficient, amino acid-defined diets.
The ability of methyl-deficient, amino acid-defined diets to produce liver tumors was studied in rats treated both with and without initiating doses of diethylnitrosamine (DENA). Male, weanling F344Expand
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