Blunt Cell Growth Potential in Carcinogen Resistant Inbred DRH Rats

Kenzo YAMASHIRO, Ying YAN, Yukiyo FUKAMACHI, Sadao GOTOH, Ken HIGASHI, Makoto OHTSUKI, Yuji HAMADA, Taneaki HIGASHI
2000 Experimental animals  
A carcinogen-resistant inbred strain DRH/Sea has been developed from the Crj:Donryu strain. The rats had a very low incidence of liver tumors when they were fed diets containing a hepatocarcinogen such as 3'-methyl-4-dimethylamino-azobenzene (3'-Me-DAB). Despite using 3'-Me-DAB during the stage of selection, the DRH/Sea rats developed normally, reproduced and did not have any spontaneous tumor in the lung, liver or uterus at over 1 year of age. Although their growth curves were similar to the
more » ... j:Donryu rats, the progression of polyploidization in the liver was significantly delayed when compared with Crj:Donryu rats. Mitogenic changes that occurred in the liver caused by either 3'-Me-DAB or lead nitrate were less significant in the DRH rats than in Crj:Donryu rats. Furthermore, the growth rate of cultured fibroblasts derived from the DRH rats was slower than that of Crj:Donryu rats. These results, together with our previous results, suggest that slow growth potential is present under certain conditions in DRH rats. These findings may explain partly the meaning of the different susceptibility to hepatocarcinogens.
doi:10.1538/expanim.49.47 pmid:10803362 fatcat:yhiqvtrouve23ir65npb67vlim