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Metabolic controls in precancerous liver: defective control of cholesterol synthesis in rats fed N-2-fluorenylacetamide

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Horton, BJ and Sabine, JR, Metabolic controls in precancerous liver: defective control of cholesterol synthesis in rats fed N-2-fluorenylacetamide, European Journal of Cancer, 7 pp. 459-465. ISSN 0959-8049 (1971) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/0014-2964(71)90044-2

Abstract

We have measured synthesis of cholesterol from 14C-acetate in liver slices rats fed the hepatocarcinogen, N-2-fluorenylacetamide (FAA). Within 2-3 weeks of beginning FAA feeding (a) cholesterol synthesis was increased (b) feedback control of cholesterogenesis was partially or completely lost, (c) cholesterol synthesis was extremely variable within all groups fed FAA. Feedback control was regained within 16 weeks in the liver, but remained defective in the hyperplastic nodules present on some livers at that time. The study of such precancerous livers should prove useful in understanding both the mechanism of lost metabolic control shown by fully-developed hepatomas, and the relationships between loss of control and the neoplastic process. © 1971.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Animal Production
Research Field:Animal Protection (Pests and Pathogens)
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Livestock Raising
Objective Field:Sheep - Wool
Author:Horton, BJ (Dr Brian Horton)
ID Code:63454
Year Published:1971
Web of Science® Times Cited:28
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2010-05-07
Last Modified:2010-05-07
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