K-ras gene mutations in intrahepatic bile duct tumors of Syrian golden hamsters.


BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES In our laboratory, we have developed a new model of carcinoma of the bile duct in Syrian golden hamsters, using N-nitrosobis(2-oxopropyl)amine (BOP). Morphologic and biologic characteristics of the carcinoma induced in this model are similar to those seen in humans. In order to examine the gene-related carcinogenesis of… (More)