Chemical hepatocarcinogenesis in transgenic mice overexpressing mature TGFβ-1 in liver

J. Schnur, P. Nagy, A. Sebestyén, Z. Schaff, S. S. Thorgeirsson

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Abstract

The role of transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) in carcinogenesis is a controversial issue. Certain results suggest a promoter role of this growth factor whilst in other experimental models TGF-β1 seems to inhibit the process of tumorigenesis. In an attempt to resolve this problem, we have performed chemical hepatocarcinogenesis experiments on transgenic mice expressing a high level of active TGF-β1 in their liver. Transgenic production of TGF-β1 did not result in spontaneous tumour formation during our observation period. However, two carcinogens, thioacetamide and N-OH acetylaminofluorene, were more potent in transgenic than in wild-type mice, whereas aflatoxin B1 was equally effective in both groups. Our observations suggest that an increased level of TGF-β1 in the liver does not provide protection against the effect of chemical carcinogens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1842-1845
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Cancer
Volume35
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1999

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Transforming Growth Factor beta
Transgenic Mice
Liver
Carcinogens
Carcinogenesis
Thioacetamide
2-Acetylaminofluorene
Aflatoxin B1
Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins
Theoretical Models
Observation
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • 2-acetylaminofluorene
  • Aflatoxin B1
  • Carcinogens
  • Mice
  • Thioacetamide
  • Transforming growth factor beta
  • Transgenic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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Chemical hepatocarcinogenesis in transgenic mice overexpressing mature TGFβ-1 in liver. / Schnur, J.; Nagy, P.; Sebestyén, A.; Schaff, Z.; Thorgeirsson, S. S.

In: European Journal of Cancer, Vol. 35, No. 13, 12.1999, p. 1842-1845.

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