Response of the Syrian golden hamster to a nitrosourea amino acid carcinogen.


Syrian golden hamsters were treated with N delta-(N-methyl-N-nitrosocarbamoyl)-L-ornithine (MNCO), a nitrosourea amino acid, which has induced a high incidence of breast, kidney and skin neoplasms and a low incidence of pancreatic carcinoma in rats. MNCO induced a few breast and skin carcinomas, and a high incidence of foci of atypical acinar cells and of… (More)


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