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Título: The induction of gut hyperplasia by phytohaemagglutinin in the diet and limitation of tumour growth
Fecha de publicación: 1998
Editorial: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Materias relacionadas: CDU::6 - Ciencias aplicadas::61 - Medicina
Palabras clave: Phytohaemagglutinin
Resumen: The growth of a transplantable murine non- Hodgkin lymphoma tumour, developing either intraperitoneally as an ascites tumour or subcutaneously as a solid tumour, has been shown to be markedly diminished by including phytohaemagglutinin (PHA), a lectin present in raw kidney bean (I'haseolus vulgaris) in the diet. In NMRl mice fed PHA within the range 0.45-7.0 mg/g diet, tumours which developed during a 10 day period after subcutaneous injection of cells were about 35% of the dry weight of those in lactalbumin-fed (control) animals. The reduced rate of growth occurred in a dose-dependent manner within the range 0.45-3.5 mg/g diet. Based on these observations it has been suggested that a competition between the gut epithelium undergoing hyperplasia and the developing tumour may occur for nutrients from a common body pool, and this may be an important factor with regard to the observed initial low level of tumour growth following the feeding of a PHA-containing diet. Observations which showed that the level of hyperplasia of the small bowel in response to feeding the PHA diets was higher in noninjected mice compared to those which had been injected with tumour cells substantiated the concept of competition between gut and tumour for nutrients etc. required for growth. Experiments with a second murine tumour cell line (a plasmacytoma) in Balblc mice gave similar results indicating that the effect of PHA was not restricted to a single tumour system.
Autor/es principal/es: Pryme, I.F.
Pusztai, A.
Bardocz, S.
Ewen, S.W.B.
Publicado en: Histology and histopathology
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10201/19039
Tipo de documento: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Número páginas / Extensión: 9
Derechos: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Aparece en las colecciones:Vol.13, nº 2 (1998)

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