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Experimental pancreatic ductal (ductular) tumors.
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PMID:  6261119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pancreatic ductal (ductular) tumors similar in morphological and biological characteristics to those in man can be induced in Syrian golden hamsters by specific nitroso compounds. The short latency period and high yield of these neoplasms and their possible selective induction make this model unique for investigating many aspects of this dismal human disease. Most of these neoplasms derive from ductular cells, including centroacinar cells and islet cell precursors, and only a few appear to arise from ductal epithelium. Tumors from both cell origins share various histological characteristics with relevant human tumors. Also, in analogy to the findings in man, we have seen mixed ductular-insular and ductular-acinar cell carcinomas. With regard to etiology, it is postulated that the similarity of the carcinogen molecule to sugar facilitates its uptake into the ductular cells (islet cell precursors). The histogenesis of tumors (which indicates an intimate relationship between the exocrine and endocrine pancreas) is described, tumor etiology is discussed and a system of classifying the induced tumors proposed.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Monographs in pathology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0077-0922     ISO Abbreviation:  Monogr Pathol     Publication Date:  1980  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-06-13     Completed Date:  1981-06-13     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0416716     Medline TA:  Monogr Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  111-39     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adenocarcinoma / pathology
Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / pathology
Adenocarcinoma, Papillary / pathology
Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating / chemically induced*,  pathology,  ultrastructure
Desmosomes / ultrastructure
Islets of Langerhans / pathology,  ultrastructure
Neoplasms, Experimental / chemically induced,  pathology,  ultrastructure
Pancreatic Neoplasms / chemically induced*,  pathology,  ultrastructure
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