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The carcinogenic potential of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) was examined in Syrian golden hamsters, at different dose levels. Twenty-one percent of the hamsters that received a total of 600 micrograms/kg body weight of TCDD either by the s.c. or i.p. route developed squamous cell carcinomas of the skin of facial region within 12-13 months from(More)
Male F-344 rats were fed a diet containing 2% di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) for 95 weeks. Liver nodules and/or hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC) developed in 6/10 rats fed DEHP and none were found in controls (P less than 0.005 by chi 2 test). All the nodules and HCC were negative for gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase. In the non-tumorous portions of liver,(More)
Pancreatic hepatocytes are induced in rats maintained on copper-deficient diet containing 0.6% D-penicillamine for 8-10 weeks, followed by copper repletion. These induced hepatocytes are morphologically and functionally very similar to parenchymal cells of the liver. Immunofluorescence stains demonstrated the presence of albumin and catalase in these cells.(More)
Development of pancreatic hepatocytes in adult rats maintained on copper deficient diet containing 0.6% trien (CuDT) has been reported recently. To elucidate the histogenesis of hepatocytes a sequential study was undertaken using morphologic, histochemical, immunochemical, in situ hybridization, and Northern blot analysis. Male F-344 rats weighing 80 to 90(More)
Peroxisome proliferators are a class of compounds which induce hepatomegaly and peroxisome proliferation in liver parenchymal cells. One of the earliest known effects of peroxisome proliferators is the rapid transcriptional activation of the genes responsible for the peroxisomal beta-oxidation system in liver. Long term administration of these chemicals to(More)
The hepatic effects of ciprofibrate, a potent peroxisome proliferator, were evaluated in male C57BL/6N mice, a mouse strain with very low incidence of spontaneous liver tumour development. Dietary feeding of ciprofibrate (0.0125% or 0.025% w/w) for 2 weeks resulted in a marked proliferation of peroxisomes (9-fold increase) and several-fold increase (8- to(More)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) are ligand-dependent transcription factors, and it is assumed that the biological effects of these receptors depend on interactions with recently identified coactivators, including steroid receptor coactivator-1 (SRC-1). We assessed the in vivo function of SRC-1 on the PPARalpha-regulated gene expression(More)
Structurally unrelated peroxisome proliferators induce altered areas (AA), neoplastic nodules (NN), and hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC) in rats and mice. In this study we have examined several AA, NN, and HCC induced by Wy-14,643 and ciprofibrate in rats for gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase (GGT) and the placental form of glutathione S-transferase (GST-P) by(More)
Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), a peroxisome proliferator, has been shown to be a weak hepatocarcinogen in rats and mice. However, in previous studies no quantitative analysis of tumors was carried out. In the present study, F-344 male rats were given a diet containing 2% DEHP ad libitum for 108 wk. At necropsy livers were quantitatively analyzed for(More)
Pancreatic acinar cells in various rodent species are capable of undergoing modulation to duct-like structures upon extended exposure to pancreatic carcinogens. Although the majority of malignant pancreatic neoplasms induced in rat and guinea pig are of acinar cell origin, some adenocarcinomas closely resembling those of ductal derivation have been(More)