Intestinal Neoplasia in the ApcM@ Mouse: Independence from the Microbial and Natural Killer (beige Locus) Status'

Abstract

We have tested the hypothesis that entenc bacteria are necessary for formation of intestinal adenomas in C57BU6-Apc@'@I+mouse. Germ-free mice developed 2-fold fewer adenomas than conventional controls in the medial small intestine (7.3 versus 14.9; P < 0.003), but there were no significant differences in the rest of the intestinal tract. We conclude that microbial status does not strongly alter the adenoma phenotype in this mouse model of familial adenomatous polyposis. In parallel, we have found that CS7BL/6-ApcMt―/+ mice mutated at the beige locus, which controls natural killer activity, are also unaltered in adenoma multiplicity.

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@inproceedings{Dove2006IntestinalNI, title={Intestinal Neoplasia in the ApcM@ Mouse: Independence from the Microbial and Natural Killer (beige Locus) Status'}, author={W. Franklin Dove and Linda J. Clipson and Karen A. Gould and Cindy L. Luongo and David J. Marshall and Amy Rapaich Moser and Michael A. Newton and Russell F. Jacoby}, year={2006} }