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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458456/immunohistochemical-characterization-of-urethane-induced-lung-tumors-in-cb6f1-tg-rash2-mice
#1
Tomoya Sano, Takeshi Watanabe, Yoshimasa Ishimura, Hisashi Anayama
The purpose of this study was to define the histopathological characteristics of pulmonary neoplastic lesions, especially focusing on the origin of tumor cells, in urethane-treated Tg rasH2 mice. Bronchiolar-alveolar adenomas/adenocarcinomas were observed in the lungs from all of the urethane-treated animals. Immunohistochemically, these tumors showed an alveolar epithelial type II (AE2) cell phenotype demonstrating positive staining of surfactant protein C (SP-C). Cells expressing Clara cell 10 (CC10), a Clara cell marker, were also observed in a scattered manner in some tumors...
April 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458455/spontaneous-nephroblastoma-with-oncocytic-differentiation-in-a-japanese-white-rabbit
#2
Osamu Katsuta, Yumi Kuriki-Yamamoto, Toru Shibata, Takaharu Mochizuki, Miwa Yoshimi, Takahisa Noto, Hidetoshi Mano
Spontaneous nephroblastoma is an uncommon tumor in laboratory rabbits. We recently encountered this tumor, and we describe its histological characteristics in this report. A male 3-year-old Japanese White rabbit (JW/kbs), maintained as a stock animal, suddenly showed poor condition and was found dead a few days later. At necropsy, a large mass was found that extended from one side of the renal pelvis. The cut surface of the mass was dark red in color and velvety to the touch. The kidney on the contralateral side was normal...
April 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458454/influence-of-the-estrus-cycle-on-the-evaluation-of-a-vaginal-irritation-study-in-intact-and-ovariectomized-rats
#3
Aiko Ishii, Bunichiro Ogawa, Tomoko Koyama, Yutaka Nakanishi, Minoru Sasaki
When conducting vaginal irritation studies, ovariectomized rats or rabbits are typically used according to practical reports. In the present study, we evaluated the influence of the estrus cycle in a vaginal irritation study using intact rats and ovariectomized rats, which exhibit a late diestrus-like condition, to determine whether intact rats can be useful for evaluating vaginal irritancy. Rats were divided into 4 groups: proestrus, estrus, and metestrus or diestrus in intact rats and ovariectomized rats...
April 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458453/suppressive-effects-of-the-expectorant-drug-ambroxol-hydrochloride-on-quartz-induced-lung-inflammation-in-f344-rats
#4
Shohei Kanie, Masanao Yokohira, Keiko Yamakawa, Yuko Nakano-Narusawa, Shota Yoshida, Nozomi Hashimoto, Katsumi Imaida
Surfactant proteins (SPs) are essential to respiratory structure and function. The expectorant drug ambroxol hydrochloride is clinically prescribed to stimulate pulmonary surfactant and airway serous secretion. Therefore, ambroxol hydrochloride may affect SP production and pulmonary inflammation. Lung toxicity of fine particles of various materials has been examined previously in our in vivo bioassay using the intratracheal (i.t.) instillation approach. In the present study, we evaluated modulatory effects of ambroxol hydrochloride on quartz-induced lung inflammation in F344 rats...
April 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458452/a-high-fat-diet-increases-the-incidence-of-mammary-cancer-inc-ha-ras-proto-oncogene-transgenic-rats
#5
Mie Magaki, Hiroko Ishii, Aya Yamasaki, Yurika Kitai, Saeda Kametani, Reiko Nakai, Alexander Dabid, Hiroyuki Tsuda, Takamasa Ohnishi
Mammary cancer is the most common type of cancer and the fifth most common cause of cancer-related deaths among Japanese women. The recent sharp increase in the number of women diagnosed with mammary cancer per year is thought to be associated with increased fat intake resulting from changes in the dietary habits of contemporary Japanese citizens. In this study, human c-Ha-ras proto-oncogene transgenic (Hras128) rats, which are highly susceptible to mammary carcinogens, were fed high- or low-fat diets to examine the relationship between fat consumption and the development of mammary cancer...
April 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458451/characteristics-of-corneal-phospholipidosis-induced-by-topical-ocular-application-of-chloroquine-and-amiodarone-in-rabbits
#6
Yoshinori Yamagiwa, Yu Haranosono, Shingo Nemoto, Ikuyo Atsumi, Masaaki Kurata, Gakushi Kito, Hirofumi Hatakeyama, Haruko Koizumi, Hideyuki Sakaki
Several cationic-amphiphilic drugs such as chloroquine and amiodarone are known to induce phospholipidosis in the cornea by systemic administration. However, the characteristics of ophthalmological and pathological changes when phospholipidosis-inducing drugs are topically applied have not been well studied. This study was conducted to investigate the characteristics of corneal changes caused by topical application of chloroquine and amiodarone to Japanese white rabbits. The changes were evaluated by ophthalmological, histopathological, and ultrastructural examinations...
April 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458450/a-brief-review-of-kidney-development-maturation-developmental-abnormalities-and-drug-toxicity-juvenile-animal-relevancy
#7
REVIEW
John Curtis Seely
Nonclinical juvenile animal tests perform a valuable role in determining adverse drug effects during periods of organogenesis and/or functional maturation. Developmental anatomic and functional maturation time points are important to consider between juveniles and adults when regarding different organ toxicities in response to drug administration. The kidney is an example of a major organ that has differences in these time points in comparing juveniles to adults and in contrasting humans to laboratory animal species...
April 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458449/the-lymphoid-system-a-review-of-species-differences
#8
REVIEW
Patrick J Haley
While an understanding of the structure and function of a generically described immune system is essential in contemporary biomedicine, it is clear that a one-size-fits-all approach applied across multiple species is fraught with contradictions and inconsistencies. Nevertheless, the breakthroughs achieved in immunology following the application of observations in murine systems to that of man have been pivotal in the advancement of biology and human medicine. However, as additional species have been used to further address biologic and safety assessment questions relative to the structure and function of the immune system, it has become clear that there are differences across species, gender, age and strain that must be considered...
April 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190929/databases-for-technical-aspects-of-immunohistochemistry
#9
Satoshi Furukawa, Mika Nagaike, Kiyokazu Ozaki
With the aims of sharing information about the technical aspects of immunohistochemistry (IHC) and making it possible to make a suitable choice of antibody for histopathological examination, this technical report describes the results of a questionnaire administered during the period of 2014 to 2015 to members of the Conference on Experimental Animal Histopathology. It also describes the immunological properties of primary antibodies (clone, supplier, catalog number, species reactivity, etc.) and the IHC staining conditions (fixing solution, fixing time, embedding, antigen retrieval method, antibody dilution, incubation time, incubation temperature, positive control tissue, secondary antibody information, etc...
January 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190928/metastatic-hemangiosarcoma-of-the-liver-in-a-young-rat
#10
Makoto Tanaka, Seiji Miyoshi, Osamu Sawamoto
Spontaneous hemangiosarcoma is generally uncommon in rats. Furthermore, there are only a few case reports in young rats. This report describes a spontaneous hemangiosarcoma in a young 7-week-old rat. At necropsy, no remarkable changes were noted in any organs including the liver. Histopathologically, multifocal small tumors were located mainly in the perilobular region of the liver. The tumors comprised polygonal to short spindle-shaped cells that showed cellular atypia and local infiltration. In the foci, there were blood-filled spaces lined by spindle-shaped cells...
January 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190927/hepatocellular-adenoma-with-severe-fatty-change-in-a-male-spontaneously-diabetic-torii-rat
#11
Eriko Taniai-Riya, Katsuhiro Miyajima, Kochi Kakimoto, Takeshi Ohta, Yuzo Yasui, Yusuke Kemmochi, Akiko Anagawa-Nakamura, Kaoru Toyoda, Akemi Takahashi, Toshiyuki Shoda
The Spontaneously Diabetic Torii (SDT) rat is a rat model of nonobese type 2 diabetes mellitus, and hepatocellular adenomas have not been reported in this model. We report a hepatocellular adenoma with severe fatty change in a male 42-week-old SDT rat fed a high-fat diet. At necropsy, the animal had a whitish nodular mass of approximately 2 cm in diameter in the right medial lobe. Histologically, the mass was well demarcated from the surrounding tissues, slightly compressing the adjacent hepatic parenchyma and widely compartmented by fibrous connective tissues...
January 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190926/malignant-mast-cell-tumor-of-the-thymus-in-an-royal-college-of-surgeons-rcs-rat
#12
Yui Terayama, Tetsuro Matsuura, Kiyokazu Ozaki
A 152-week-old male Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) rat kept as a non-treated animal in a long-term animal study presented with a soft mass in the anterior mediastinum, which adhered to the pleura of the lung. Histopathologically, the mass mainly consisted of round to short spindle-shaped tumor cells that had infiltrated through the hyperplastic thymic tissue. The tumor cells were arranged in loose to dense sheets. Nuclei were moderate in size and round to spindle-shaped, with small nucleoli. Almost all tumor cells exhibited abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm, including eosinophilic granules of a range of sizes...
January 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190925/spontaneous-infarcted-adenoma-of-the-mammary-gland-in-a-wistar-hannover-galas-rat
#13
Kohei Matsushita, Takeshi Toyoda, Kaoru Inoue, Tomomi Morikawa, Mizuki Sone, Kumiko Ogawa
Spontaneous massive infarction of mammary gland tumors has been reported to occur infrequently in humans. A subcutaneous mass (18 × 17 × 10 mm) was observed in the right axilla extending to the chest region of a 110-week-old female Wistar Hannover GALAS rat. Histopathologically, a well-circumscribed mass with lobular structures was present in the subcutis. Most of the mass was occupied by extensive coagulative necrosis of neoplastic cells with relatively uniform acinar and ductal structures. Although each necrotic acinar structure was separated by reticular fibers, periacinar stromal collagen fibers were not abundant...
January 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190924/hyperglycemia-simultaneously-induces-initial-caries-development-and-enhances-spontaneous-occlusal-surface-wear-in-molar-teeth-related-to-parotid-gland-disorder-in-alloxan-induced-diabetic-rats
#14
Taiki Nishimoto, Yasushi Kodama, Tetsuro Matsuura, Kiyokazu Ozaki, Yoshihiko Taniguchi
Diabetes and salivary gland dysfunction are major factors that induce dental caries in experimental animals, but there are no reports analyzing the association of dental caries and salivary glands in an animal model of diabetes mellitus (DM). To clarify the initial development of dental caries and preceding salivary gland disorder, we performed a histopathological analysis on teeth and salivary glands in diabetic Wistar rats 7 weeks after alloxan treatment (DM group) in comparison with nondiabetic rats (Non-DM group) and functional analysis on saliva secretion during the experimental period...
January 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190923/diphenylarsinic-acid-exerts-promotion-effects-on-hepatobiliary-carcinogenesis-in-a-rat-medium-term-multiorgan-carcinogenicity-bioassay
#15
Naomi Ishii, Min Gi, Masaki Fujioka, Shotaro Yamano, Mai Okumura, Anna Kakehashi, Hideki Wanibuchi
We have previously demonstrated that diphenylarsinic acid (DPAA) promotes liver carcinogenesis in rats in a medium-term liver carcinogenicity bioassay. However, the effects of DPAA on other organs have not been determined. In the present study, the effects of DPAA on carcinogenesis were investigated using a rat multiorgan carcinogenicity bioassay. A total of 60 six-week-old male F344 rats were treated with the carcinogens diethylnitrosamine, N-butyl-N-(4-hydroxybutyl) nitrosamine, N-methyl-N-nitrosourea, N-bis (2-hydroxypropyl) nitrosamine, and 1,2-dimethylhydrazine dihydrochloride to initiate carcinogenesis in multiple organs...
January 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190922/histopathological-background-data-of-the-systemic-organs-of-clawn-miniature-swine-with-coronary-artery-stent-implantation
#16
Atsushi Isobe, Masako Tasaki, Tomoki Inoue, Hisako Terao, Junko Souba, Kasuke Nagano, Hitomi Hagiwara
The aim of this study was to identify potential changes that could occur during histological evaluations of CLAWN miniature swine, with potential consequences for subsequent experiments. The systemic organs from male and female CLAWN miniature swine (16.3-42.3 months old) that had been used in long-term studies of coronary stent implantation were examined histologically. Commonly observed histopathological findings were testicular/epididymal atrophy, cyst-like follicles in the ovaries, hemosiderin deposition in the spleen, lipofuscin deposition in the proximal tubular epithelia and presence of eosinophilic globules in the Bowman's space and the lumen of the proximal tubules in the kidneys, and cellular infiltration in several organs, including the eyelids, respiratory organs, and digestive tract...
January 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190921/lethal-and-sublethal-effects-of-a-methomyl-based-insecticide-in-hoplobatrachus-rugulosus
#17
Waret Trachantong, Supap Saenphet, Kanokporn Saenphet, Monruedee Chaiyapo
The aim of this study was to investigate the lethal and sublethal toxicity of a methomyl-based insecticide in Hoplobatrachus rugulosus, as methomyl-based insecticides are applied in massive amounts and agrochemicals have effects on the decline in amphibian populations. To evaluate the toxic effects of methomyl from agricultural application, a methomyl-based insecticide containing 40% methomyl was selected. The median lethal concentration of 96 hours of methomyl exposure was 8.69 ppm for H. rugulosus tadpoles...
January 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190920/acute-alloxan-renal-toxicity-in-the-rat-initially-causes-degeneration-of-thick-ascending-limbs-of-henle
#18
Yui Terayama, Yasushi Kodama, Tetsuro Matsuura, Kiyokazu Ozaki
Alloxan (AL) is a material well-known to induce diabetes. Prior to inducing a prolonged diabetic state, AL causes acute tubulointerstitial nephritis. However, the precise primary target site and mechanism of its nephrotoxicity remain unclear. The objective of this study was to evaluate the morphological characteristics relevant to acute renal toxicity following AL administration. Rats were intravenously treated with AL. Eight hours after AL treatment, aquaporin 1-negative and Na/K pump-positive thick ascending limbs of Henle (TAL) were degenerated in the outer medulla...
January 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190919/heterogeneity-of-tumor-cells-in-terms-of-cancer-initiating-cells
#19
REVIEW
Eiichi Morii
Tumors derive from a single cell clone but consist of heterogeneous cell subpopulations with diverse features and functions. A limited number of subclones with a selective advantage can initiate tumors when inoculated into immunocompromised mice, and are called cancer-initiating cells (CICs). CICs can be isolated from the bulk of tumors on the basis of their characteristics, such as high reagent efflux, degradation of reactive oxygen species, and aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) activity. Under normal conditions, new CICs are produced by existing CICs rather than non-CICs...
January 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821915/histopathological-localization-of-cadmium-in-rat-placenta-by-la-icp-ms-analysis
#20
Yoshikazu Yamagishi, Satoshi Furukawa, Ayano Tanaka, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Akihiko Sugiyama
In order to clarify the histological localization of cadmium (Cd) in the placenta, we analyzed paraffin sections of placentas from rats with a single Cd exposure on gestation day 18 by the LA-ICP-MS imaging method compared with the histopathological changes. The placentas were sampled at 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours, 6 hours, and 24 hours after treatment. Histopathologically, the trophoblasts in the labyrinth zone of the Cd group showed swelling at 1 hour. At 2 and 3 hours, the trophoblasts showed swelling and vacuolar degeneration...
October 2016: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
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