The chronobiology of ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) activity in livers was investigated in noninbred Sprague-Dawley rats fed for 5 months with a basal diet or diets with 3-methyl-4'-(dimethylamino)azobenzene (3-Me-DAB) that were oncogenic or caused bile duct hyperplasia (1-naphthylisothiocyanate) (NIT). After a transient disappearance of the ODC circadian rhythm during month 1 on the oncogenic diet, this rhythm in the livers of the rats was reestablished at 60 and 90 days and then disappeared for the next 2 months. When present, the ODC rhythm in 3-Me-DAB-treated rats had the same daily temporal pattern as that of the controls. In the livers of rats treated with NIT, the ODC circadian rhythm was never detectable, even after only 1 month of feeding. Generally, the 3-Me-DAB feeding induced higher levels of ODC activity than did the NIT feeding. The alternation of the appearance and the disappearance of ODC circadian rhythm might reflect changes in the cell population during neoplastic transformation. Te chronobiologic differences in ODC rhythm between the group fed 3-Me-DAB and the group fed NIT could be related to the different types of proliferating cells involved in the hepatic responses to the two drugs.
|Titolo:||Changes in th circadian rhythm of ornithine decarboxylase in rat liver during chemical hepatocarcinogenesis|
|Parole Chiave:||Animals; Ornithine Decarboxylase; Methyldimethylaminoazobenzene; Bile Ducts; Carboxy-Lyases; Carcinogens; Neoplasms, Experimental; Rats; Liver Neoplasms; Hyperplasia; Circadian Rhythm; 1-Naphthylisothiocyanate; Liver; Time Factors; Male|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/04 - Patologia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||apr-1981|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1093/jnci/66.4.697|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|