Vladimir S. Turusov

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Due to uncontrolled use for several decades, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), probably the best known and most useful insecticide in the world, has damaged wildlife and might have negative effects on human health. This review gives a brief history of the use of DDT in various countries and presents the results of epidemiologic and experimental studies(More)
C3H, CBA, C57BL/6j, (CBA x C57BL/6j)F1, BALB/c, DBA/2, C3HA and AKR female mice were treated with 25 weekly s.c. injections of a solution of 1,2-dimethylhydrazine (DMH) in water at a dose level of 8 mg/kg body weight. BALB/c mice appeared to be most sensitive to the induction of epithelial colorectal (93.3%) and anal tumours by DMH. There was, however, a(More)
The study of two major risk factors in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma, namely persistent hepatitis virus infection and exposure to dietary aflatoxins, has been hampered by lack of an experimental system. To this end we have used a Pekin duck model to examine the effect of congenital duck hepatitis B virus (DHBV) infection and aflatoxin B1(More)
An international workshop of toxicologic pathologists reviewed cystic keratinizing squamous lesions of the rat lung. These lesions develop in response to the chronic inhalation of diverse particulate materials. Controversy exists over the biological significance of these changes and their relevance to humans. For the first time, in one place, a group of(More)
To study the effect of deuterium substitution on the carcinogenicity of 1,2-dimethylhydrazine (DMH) in mice, two comparisons were made between DMH and its fully methyl-deuterated analogue, [2H6]DMH. In a lifetime study with the CBA strain, groups of 19-30 animals of each sex were dosed s.c. weekly with 8 mg/kg of either DMH or [2H6]DMH for 8, 16, or 32(More)
While inheritance of mutated alleles of highly penetrant tumor suppressor genes such as retinoblastoma or p53 predisposes individuals to a greatly increased risk of developing cancer, epidemiological data indicate that the majority of sporadic tumors in humans result from interactions of environmental and host genetic factors. The host genetic factors are(More)
Over the last 8 years, a 5-fold increase in the incidence of mice with spontaneous hepatoblastomas and a moderate increase in the incidence of chemically induced hepatoblastomas in B6C3F1 mice occurred in 2-year NTP studies compared to the previous 7 years. There was a positive association between an increased incidence of mice with hepatoblastoma and an(More)