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Tumors exposed to acute cyclic hypoxia show increased vessel density and delayed blood supply.
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PMID:  23154277     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of acute cyclic hypoxia on tumor vasculature. A-07 human melanoma xenografts growing in dorsal window chambers were used as tumor model. Acute cyclic hypoxia was induced by periodically exposing tumor-bearing mice to a low oxygen atmosphere. The hypoxia treatment consisted of 12cycles of 10minutes of low O(2) (8% O(2) in N(2)) followed by 10minutes of air for a total of 4hours. The treatment started the first day after tumor initiation, and was given daily for 9days. Vascular morphology was assessed from high-resolution transillumination images, and tumor blood supply was assessed from first-pass imaging movies recorded after a bolus of 155kDa tetramethylrhodamine isothiocyanate-labeled dextran had been administered intravenously. Hypoxia-treated tumors showed increased vessel density, decreased interstitial distance, and delayed blood supply compared to control tumors. The increase in vessel density was attributed to an increased number of small vessels. In conclusion, acute cyclic hypoxia induced angiogenesis in A-07 tumors resulting in increased density of small-diameter vessels and delayed tumor blood supply.
Jon-Vidar Gaustad; Trude Golimo Simonsen; Ana Maria Acosta Roa; Einar K Rofstad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Microvascular research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1095-9319     ISO Abbreviation:  Microvasc. Res.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0165035     Medline TA:  Microvasc Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Group of Radiation Biology and Tumor Physiology, Department of Radiation Biology, Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway. Electronic address:
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