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In this study we first evaluated the general radioprotective efficacy of Se, Zn and Mn (4 µg/ml each) plus Lachesis muta venom (4 ng/ml) combination (O-LM) by determining survival on rats irradiated with lethal doses of gamma-rays. The aim of the second part of the study was to investigate the O-LM ability to prevent ionizing radiation-induced damage on(More)
Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) is a widespread environmental pollutant. Controversy still exists about the breast carcinogenic properties of organochlorines in humans. The ligands, receptors, and related signaling proteins of the insulin growth factor family are involved in the regulation of breast-cancer cell growth. The aims of this study were to determine: (1)(More)
PURPOSE To examine the protective effects of histamine on intestinal damage produced by gamma-radiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS 56 mice were divided into 4 groups. Histamine and Histamine-10 Gy groups received a daily subcutaneous histamine injection (0.1 mg/kg) starting 20 hours before irradiation and continued until the end of the experimental period;(More)
PURPOSE Based on our previous data on the histamine radioprotective effect on small intestine, in the present work we aimed to determine whether histamine is able to protect bone marrow cells against ionising radiation damage. MATERIALS AND METHODS 56 mice and 40 rats were divided into four groups. Histamine and histamine-irradiated groups received a(More)
There is increasing evidence that describes a histamine role in normal and cancer cell proliferation. To better understand the importance of histamine in breast cancer development, the expression of histamine H3 (H3R) and H4 (H4R) receptors and their association with proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), histidine decarboxylase (HDC) and histamine(More)
Glibenclamide (Gli) binds to the sulphonylurea receptor (SUR) that is a regulatory subunit of ATP-sensitive potassium channels (KATP channels). Binding of Gli to SUR produces the closure of KATP channels and the inhibition of their activity. This drug is widely used for treatment of type 2-diabetes and it has been signaled as antiproliferative in several(More)
The aim of this study was to compare mammary gland tumorigenesis in diabetic and non-diabetic rats. Streptozotocin and N-nitroso-N-methylurea were used to induce diabetes and mammary tumors, respectively. A suppression of mammary carcinogenesis in diabetic rats was shown by a longer latency period, a lower number of tumors per animal and a smaller final(More)
The aim of this study was to develop an experimental model for the study of cancer associated with diabetes. For diabetes induction, Sprague-Dawley rats were given streptozotocin (STZ, 90 mg/kg body weight (BW), by intraperitoneal injection on the second day of life. For mammary tumour induction, rats were injected with 50 mg/kg BW of N-nitroso-N-methylurea(More)
We investigated the use of a live, attenuated Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi vaccine strain as an antitumor immunotherapy. Mice bearing a subcutaneous tumor (LM3 mammary adenocarcinoma) were immunized on three occasions with S. Typhi strain CVD 915 by injection into the tumor, the peritumoral tissue and the draining lymph node areas; this procedure was(More)
We have previously reported that histamine at micromolar concentrations reduces the proliferation of melanoma cell lines. It is also known that melanoma cells express histamine H1, H2, and H3 receptors. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of histamine H4 receptor (H4R) in human melanoma cells and its associated biological processes. To(More)