Diethylnitrosamine-induced hepatic tumorigenesis in rats 2. Histological findings about apoptosis and proliferation of tumor cells

Diethylnitrosamine을 투여한 rat 간장의 tumorigenesis에 관하여 2. 종양세포의 apoptosis와 증식에 관한 조직학적 소견

  • Kwak, Soo-dong (Institute of Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Kang, Chung-boo (Institute of Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Koh, Phil-ok (Institute of Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine Gyeongsang National University)
  • 곽수동 (경상대학교 수의과대학 동물의학연구소) ;
  • 강정부 (경상대학교 수의과대학 동물의학연구소) ;
  • 고필옥 (경상대학교 수의과대학 동물의학연구소)
  • Received : 1998.01.15
  • Published : 1998.06.25

Abstract

The study was performed to investigate the histological findings and the appearances of positive cells by immunohistochemical methods using proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) antibody and apoptotic kit in diethylnitrosamine (DEN) -induced rat liver cancer model. Forty four male rats (Sprague Dawley), initially 5 to 6 weeks of age and 120 to 150gm in body weight were continuously were given with water containing 0.01% DEN for 13 weeks and 3~6 rats per week were randomly sacrified at intervals of a week from 8 weeks to 17 weeks. The interlobular connective tissues in the rat livers were proliferated at early 8 weeks. The vaccuolated or fatty degenerated liver cells were focally distributed and then widely distributed with the passage of weeks and the liver cells with large vacuoles tended to be crowded in focal areas, and the liver cells in some lobules were transformed into small or eosinophilic polyhedral large cells. The hepatocellular carcinoma and the cholangiocarcinoma were simultaneously developed in same liver and tended to be markedly developed after 12 weeks but the development of carcinoma in some livers at same week were less or more advanced as 3~5 week intervals. The regions with more number of positive cells by PCNA antibody or apoptotic kits in livers were ranked as following order ; small hepatocellular carcinoma regions, cholangiocarcinoma regions, trabecular or acinar type carcinoma regions, and large liver cell regions. The numbers of the positive cells by PCNA antibody were more numerous than those by apoptotic kit. So these findings suggested that the volumes and weights of the livers were increasing by more many proliferating of carcinoma cells on the above ordered regions.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국과학재단