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Br J Cancer. 1993 Aug;68(2):303-7.

Suppression by oestrogen of hepatocellular tumourigenesis induced in mice by 3'-methyl-4-dimethylaminoazobenzene.

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Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Center for Adult Diseases, Osaka, Japan.

Abstract

Treatment of female C57BL/6 x DS-F1 mice with 3'-methyl-4-dimethylaminoazobenzene (3'-Me-DAB) neonatally resulted in the development of adenomatous nodules and glucose-6-phosphatase (G-6-Pase) deficient foci at 8 and 6 months of age, respectively. Ovariectomy of these mice at 1 month of age hastened the development and increased the incidences of these lesions. Subcutaneous implantation of estradiol-17 beta (E2) with ovariectomy at 1 month of age markedly decreased the incidences of adenomatous nodules and G-6-Pase deficient foci at 10 or 12 months of age, but subcutaneous implantation of progesterone did not reduce their incidences. Subcutaneous implantation of E2 into ovariectomised mice at 6 months of age resulted in significant decreases in the incidences of adenomatous nodules and G-6-Pase deficient foci at 10 months of age, but implantation of E2 into the spleen of ovariectomised mice of the same age had no effect on their incidences. The present results suggest that E2 suppresses the development of adenomatous nodules and G-6-Pase deficient foci induced in the mouse liver by 3'-Me-DAB by actions on tissues other than the liver.

PMID:
8394104
PMCID:
PMC1968552
DOI:
10.1038/bjc.1993.332
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