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Chemopreventive Effects of Selenium on Cancer Marker Indices and Ultrastructural Changes During 1,2 Dimethylhydrazine-Induced Colon Carcinogenesis in Rats.
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PMID:  23138596     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: The present study was conducted to elucidate the potential of selenium supplementation, if any, in affording chemoprevention by modulating the altered cancer markers and ultrastructural changes in dimethyl hydrazine (DMH)-induced colorectal carcinogenesis in rats. METHODS: The rats were segregated into four groups, viz., normal control, DMH treated, selenium treated, and DMH + selenium treated. Initiation and induction of colon carcinogenesis was achieved through weekly subcutaneous injections of DMH (30 mg/kg body weight) for both 10 and 20 weeks. Selenium was supplemented to rats at a dose level of 1 ppm in drinking water ad libitum for two different time durations of 10 and 20 weeks. RESULTS: The study observed a significant increase in the number of aberrant crypt foci (ACF) in colons of DMH-treated rats at both time intervals which were decreased significantly upon selenium supplementation. Also, a significant increase was seen in the enzyme activity of alkaline phosphatase (ALP), which, however, was moderated upon selenium administration to DMH-treated rats. Changes in the ultrastructural architecture of colonic cells were apparent following both the treatment schedules of DMH; however, the changes were prominent following 20 weeks of DMH treatment. The most obvious changes were seen in the form of altered nuclear shape and disruption of cellular integrity, which, upon selenium supplementation, were appreciably improved. CONCLUSION: In conclusion, the study shows the chemopreventive abilities of selenium against DMH-induced colorectal carcinogenesis in rats.
Fereshteh Ezzati Ghadi; Anshoo Malhotra; Abdollah Ramzani Ghara; D K Dhawan
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gastrointestinal cancer     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1941-6636     ISO Abbreviation:  J Gastrointest Cancer     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101479627     Medline TA:  J Gastrointest Cancer     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Biophysics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 160 014, India.
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