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Int J Cancer. 1975 Oct 15;16(4):550-8.

Production of epithelial and mesenchymal tumours with rat liver cells transformed in vitro.

Abstract

Epithelial-like cells originating from the livers of 10-day and 8-week-old BD rats were established in culture. The cells were treated in vitro for 1 or 4 weeks with dimethylnitrosamine (DMN) or N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (MNNG). Although some structural changes were observed in treated cells, it was not possible to score for morphological transformation in vitro. Newborn syngeneic rats were injected with 1.5-2 times 10(6) treated or 1.5-5 times 10(6) control cells at various times up to 38 weeks from the beginning of treatment with the carcinogen. Following the injection of DMN-treated cells, a total of 32 of the 42 injected rat developed tumours, of which 17 were epithelial, 10 carcinosarcomas and 5 fibrosarcomas. Following the injection of the MNNG-treated cells into 61 rats, a total of 30 tumours were observed, including 8 carcinomas, 9 carcinosarcomas and 13 fibroscarcomas. Tumours, mainly of the mesenchymal type, were also observed in rats inoculated with control cells but at a lower frequency. The observation observed in rats inoculated with control cells but at a lower frequency. The observation of mesenchymal tumours is attributed to the presence of a mixed population of epithelial and mesenchymal cells in the orginal culture.

PMID:
1176206
DOI:
10.1002/ijc.2910160405
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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