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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429669/what-can-pharmacological-models-of-retinal-degeneration-tell-us
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M H Reisenhofer, J Balmer, V Enzmann
Animal models with pharmacologically induced retinal degeneration including sodium iodate (NaIO3) and N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU) have been extensively used in ophthalmic research to investigate retinal degeneration. NaIO3 induces degeneration of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) followed by photoreceptor (PRC) cell death, mimicking features of age-related macular degeneration. In contrast, MNU leads to rapid destruction of the PRCs only, enabling the use of the MNU model to investigate degeneration induced in retinitis pigmentosa...
March 31, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422719/fbxw7-haploinsufficiency-loses-its-protection-against-dna-damage-and-accelerates-mnu-induced-gastric-carcinogenesis
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Yannan Jiang, Xinming Qi, Xinyu Liu, Jun Zhang, Jun Ji, Zhenggang Zhu, Jin Ren, Yingyan Yu
Fbxw7, a subunit of the SCF E3 ubiquitin ligase, recognizes oncoprotein substrates and leads to their proteasomal degradation. Fbxw7 acts as a tumor suppressor via inducing apoptosis and growth arrest in various kinds of tumors. To clarify the initiating role in gastric carcinogenesis as well as the histologic characterization of tumor in Fbxw7 allele haploinsufficient mice, we generated Fbxw7 heterozygous knockout mice (Fbxw7+/-) and treated them with chemical carcinogen N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU) at 5-6 weeks of age...
April 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422363/the-occhiolino-occ-mutant-zebrafish-a-model-for-development-of-the-optical-function-in-the-biological-lens
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Masamoto Aose, Tor H Linbo, Owen Lawrence, Tadashi Senoo, David W Raible, John I Clark
BACKGROUND: Zebrafish visual function depends on quality optics. An F3 screen for developmental mutations in the zebrafish nervous system was conducted in wild-type (wt) AB zebrafish exposed to 3 mM of N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea (ENU). RESULTS: Mutant offspring, identified in an F3 screen, were characterized by a small pupil, resulting from retinal hypertrophy or hyperplasia and a small lens. Deficits in visual function made feeding difficult after hatching at approximately 5-6 dpf (days post fertilization)...
April 19, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421967/lung-tumor-induction-by-26-week-dermal-application-of-1-2-dichloroethane-in-cb6f1-tg-rash2-mice
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Mayuko Suguro, Takamasa Numano, Mayumi Kawabe, Yuko Doi, Norio Imai, Yukinori Mera, Seiko Tamano
Short-term alternatives to traditional 2-year carcinogenic studies in rodents are being actively pursued. Recently, a 26-week short-term carcinogenicity study using CB6F1-Tg rasH2@Jcl (rasH2) mice has become a worldwide standard for the evaluation of chemical carcinogenesis. However, an acceptable short-term carcinogenic study model for dermally applied products is still lacking. To investigate the suitability of using the rasH2 mouse to test carcinogenic potential, 1,2-dichloroethane (1,2-DCE) was dermally applied to rasH2 mice: 1,2-DCE is a known carcinogen that causes lung bronchiolo-alveolar adenomas and adenocarcinomas when administered topically, orally, or by inhalation exposure; 1,2-DCE at a dose level of 126 mg/mouse in 200 μl acetone or acetone alone (vehicle control) was applied to the dorsal skin of 10 mice of each sex 3 times a week for 26 weeks...
April 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407669/metformin-inhibits-n-methyl-n-nitrosourea-induced-gastric-tumorigenesis-in-db-db-mice
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Shan Zhuang, Yongmei Jian, Yongning Sun
Type 2 diabetes can elevate risk of gastric cancer and metformin, an anti-diabetic agent, has an inhibitory effect against gastric cancer cell in vitro. However, the effect of metformin on type 2 diabetes-related gastric tumorigenesis in vivo is still not clear. In the present study, we aim to detect whether metformin can inhibit increased risk of gastric cancer in diabetic db/db mice and which the potential anti-cancer mechanisms of metformin are. 4-week-old mice were divided into 3 groups (2 db/db mice groups and one wild type mice group)...
April 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399853/the-anti-cancer-effects-of-tualang-honey-in-modulating-breast-carcinogenesis-an-experimental-animal-study
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Sarfraz Ahmed, Nor Hayati Othman
BACKGROUND: Honey has been shown to have anti-cancer effects, but the mechanism behind these effects is not fully understood. We investigated the role of Malaysian jungle Tualang honey (TH) in modulating the hematological parameters, estrogen, estrogen receptors (ER1) and pro and anti-apoptotic proteins expression in induced breast cancer in rats. METHODS: Fifty nulliparous female Sprague-Dawley rats were used and grouped as follows: Group 0 (healthy normal rats control), Group 1 (negative control; untreated rats), Groups 2, 3 and 4 received daily doses of 0...
April 11, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391298/adjuvant-nitrosoureas-will-they-ever-go-away
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Jan C Buckner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367420/comparative-study-on-the-preventive-effect-of-saffron-carotenoids-crocin-and-crocetin-in-nmu-induced-breast-cancer-in-rats
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Meysam Sajjadi, Zahra Bathaie
OBJECTIVE: Crocin (Cro) and crocetin (Crt) are two widely known saffron carotenoids, which exert anticancer effects by different mechanisms. Here, we investigated and compared the preventive effect of Cro and Crt at the initiation and promotion stages of breast cancer induction in an animal model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, female Wistar albino rats were injected with three doses of N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (NMU). The preventive intervention was done at different times for the initiation and promotion stages...
April 2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340188/commentary-on-phase-iii-randomized-study-of-radiation-and-temozolomide-versus-radiation-and-nitrosourea-therapy-for-anaplastic-astrocytoma-results-of-nrg-oncology-rtog-9813
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336398/modulation-of-mammary-tumor-vascularization-by-mast-cells-ultrasonographic-and-histopathological-approaches
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Ana I Faustino-Rocha, Adelina Gama, Paula A Oliveira, Katrien Vanderperren, Jimmy H Saunders, Maria J Pires, Rita Ferreira, Mário Ginja
AIMS: The inhibition of mast cells' degranulation may be an approach to prevent the formation of new vessels during the mammary carcinogenesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into five experimental groups. Mammary tumors were induced by intraperitoneal injection of N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU). Animals from group II were treated with ketotifen for 18weeks immediately after the MNU administration, while animals from group III only received the ketotifen after the development of the first mammary tumor...
May 1, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319810/inhibitors-of-glut-slc2a-enhance-the-action-of-bcnu-and-temozolomide-against-high-grade-gliomas
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Alberto Azzalin, Giulia Nato, Elena Parmigiani, Francesca Garello, Annalisa Buffo, Lorenzo Magrassi
Glucose transport across glioblastoma membranes plays a crucial role in maintaining the enhanced glycolysis typical of high-grade gliomas and glioblastoma. We tested the ability of two inhibitors of the glucose transporters GLUT/SLC2A superfamily, indinavir (IDV) and ritonavir (RTV), and of one inhibitor of the Na/glucose antiporter type 2 (SGLT2/SLC5A2) superfamily, phlorizin (PHZ), in decreasing glucose consumption and cell proliferation of human and murine glioblastoma cells. We found in vitro that RTV, active on at least three different GLUT/SLC2A transporters, was more effective than IDV, a specific inhibitor of GLUT4/SLC2A4, both in decreasing glucose consumption and lactate production and in inhibiting growth of U87MG and Hu197 human glioblastoma cell lines and primary cultures of human glioblastoma...
April 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314259/mast-cells-in-mammary-carcinogenesis-host-or-tumor-supporters
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Ana I Faustino-Rocha, Adelina Gama, Maria J Neuparth, Paula A Oliveira, Rita Ferreira, Mário Ginja
BACKGROUND/AIM: The effects of mast cells on carcinogenesis is not yet fully understood. This work aimed to disclose the role of mast cells in mammary carcinogenesis in a rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mammary tumors were induced by the administration of N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU) in three groups of rats. Animals from one group were treated with ketotifen immediately after MNU administration, and animals from another only received ketotifen after the development of the first mammary tumor...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304246/a-mouse-model-for-human-unstable-hemoglobin-santa-ana
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Samantha I Miyashiro, Silvia M G Massironi, Claudia M C Mori, Carolina C Cruz, Mitika K Hagiwara, Paulo C Maiorka
In the present study, we described the phenotype, histologic morphology, and molecular etiology of a mouse model of unstable hemoglobin Santa Ana. Hematologic evaluation of anemic mice (Anem/+) discovered after N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea mutagenesis revealed moderate anemia with intense reticulocytosis and polychromasia, followed by anisocytosis, macrocytosis, hypochromia, and intraerythrocytic inclusion and Heinz bodies. The mice also demonstrated hemoglobinuria, bilirubinemia, and erythrocytic populations with differing resistance to osmotic lysis...
December 1, 2016: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301260/cancer-targeting-potential-of-99m-tc-finasteride-in-experimental-model-of-prostate-carcinogenesis
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Gowsia Jan, Neelima D Passi, Devinder Kumar Dhawan, Vijayta Dani Chadha
This study aimed to radiolabel finasteride, a novel 5α-reductase inhibitor, to evaluate its cancer targeting potential in experimental model of prostate carcinogenesis. Finasteride was effectively radiolabeled with (99m)Tc and showed >90% labeling efficiency. The radiopharmaceutical was found to be stable up to 6 hours in rat serum at 37°C. The blood kinetics of the (99m)Tc-finasteride followed a biphasic release pattern, whereby fast-release phase was observed at 15 seconds and a slow-release phase was observed after 30 minutes of administration...
March 2017: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297563/spermatogenesis-associated-22-is-required-for-dna-repair-and-synapsis-of-homologous-chromosomes-in-mouse-germ-cells
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E Hays, N Majchrzak, V Daniel, Z Ferguson, S Brown, K Hathorne, S La Salle
Analysis of the N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea (ENU)-induced repro42 mutation previously identified spermatogenesis associated 22 (Spata22) as a gene required for meiotic progression and fertility in both male and female mice, but its specific contribution to the process was unclear. Here, we report on a novel, null allele of Spata22 (Spata22(Gt) ) and confirm its requirement for germ cell development. Similar to repro42 mutant mice, histological and mating analyses indicate that gametogenesis is profoundly affected in Spata22(Gt/Gt) males and females, resulting in infertility...
March 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292025/design-synthesis-and-anticancer-screening-of-3-3-substituted-phenyl-acryloyl-2h-chromen-2ones-as-selective-anti-breast-cancer-agent
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Santosh N Mokale, Afreen Begum, Nikhil S Sakle, Vishakha R Shelke, Swati A Bhavale
By utilizing concept of molecular hybridization, involving combination of various Pharmacophore, novel substituted coumarin-chalcone hybrids was synthesized and evaluated for anti-proliferative activity against estrogen receptor-positive MCF-7 and negative MDA-MB-435 breast cancer cell lines. In-vivo study was carried out by N-methyl nitrosourea (MNU) induced mammary carcinoma in virgin female Spraque Dawly (SD) rats. The compound 5b has highest potential than standard drug Adriamycin, comparable against Tamoxifen against ER-positive MCF-7 breast cancer cell lines...
March 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286973/curcumin-inhibits-urothelial-tumor-development-by-suppressing-igf2-and-igf2-mediated-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
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Binqiang Tian, Yingmei Zhao, Tao Liang, Xuxiao Ye, Zuowei Li, Dongliang Yan, Qiang Fu, Yonghui Li
We have previously reported that curcumin inhibits urothelial tumor development in a rat bladder carcinogenesis model. In this study, we report that curcumin inhibits urothelial tumor development by suppressing IGF2 and IGF2-mediated PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway. Curcumin inhibits IGF2 expression at the transcriptional level and decreases the phosphorylation levels of IGF1R and IRS-1 in bladder cancer cells and N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU)-induced urothelial tumor tissue. Ectopic expression of IGF2 and IGF1R, but not IGF1, in bladder cancer cells restored this process, suggesting that IGF2 is a target of curcumin...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285967/prognostic-factors-in-mnu-and-dmba-induced-mammary-tumors-in-female-rats
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Antonieta Alvarado, Ana C Lopes, Ana I Faustino-Rocha, António M S Cabrita, Rita Ferreira, Paula A Oliveira, Bruno Colaço
Chemically-induced mammary tumors in rats by the carcinogens 1-methyl-1-nitrosourea- (MNU) and 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA) are the most widely used models for studies related with human breast cancer. This study aimed to evaluate the immunoexpression of the prognostic factors estrogen receptor α (ERα), progesterone receptor (PR) and Ki-67, in MNU and DMBA-induced rat mammary tumors, in order to know the model that best suits to woman breast cancer. Twenty-eight MNU-induced and 16 DMBA-induced mammary tumors in virgin female Sprague-Dawley rats were analyzed...
February 24, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272691/the-effect-of-curcumin-on-bladder-tumor-in-rat-model
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Z-J Pan, N Deng, Z-H Zou, G-X Chen
OBJECTIVE: Bladder cancer is the most commonly malignant tumor in the urogenital tract, only next to prostate cancer with a higher incidence in China. Curcumin is the major component of curcuma longa and has multiple biological effects including anti-tumor. This study aimed to investigate the effect of curcumin on bladder cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: SPF-grade Wistar rats were used for establishing bladder cancer model through injection of N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU)...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247160/convection-enhanced-delivery-of-a-hydrophilic-nitrosourea-ameliorates-deficits-and-suppresses-tumor-growth-in-experimental-spinal-cord-glioma-models
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Shogo Ogita, Toshiki Endo, Shinichiro Sugiyama, Ryuta Saito, Tomoo Inoue, Akira Sumiyoshi, Hiroi Nonaka, Ryuta Kawashima, Yukihiko Sonoda, Teiji Tominaga
BACKGROUND: Convection-enhanced delivery (CED) is a technique allowing local infusion of therapeutic agents into the central nervous system, circumventing the blood-brain or spinal cord barrier. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the utility of nimustine hydrochloride (ACNU) CED in controlling tumor progression in an experimental spinal cord glioma model. METHODS: Toxicity studies were performed in 42 rats following the administration of 4 μl of ACNU CED into the mid-thoracic spinal cord at concentrations ranging from 0...
May 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
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