Susceptibility of lean and obese Zucker rats to tumorigenesis induced by N-methyl-N-nitrosourea.

Abstract

To address the possible involvement of hyperinsulinemia in breast cancer development, we have examined the susceptibility of lean and obese Zucker rats to N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU)-induced mammary cancer. Fifty-day-old female lean or obese Zucker rats received intraperitoneal (i.p.) injections of 37.5 or 20 mg/kg MNU, respectively. We showed in separate… (More)

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