An androgenic substance as cofactor in induced neoplastic transformation of the mouse submaxillary gland with special reference to a rare metaplastic variant of squamous cell carcinoma (carcinosarcoma)
Richardson, John F.
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An experimental study was carried out to determine the effect of environmental hormone (androgen) imbalance on induced chemical (DMBA) carcinogenesis of the mouse submaxillary gland, a tissue whose parenchymal elements reflect both biochemically and morphologically, the nonphysiologic hormone alterations. Male Swiss-Webster mice (CD/1 strain) were challenged with DMBA via intraglandular implantation under conditions of hormone homeostasis as well as deprivation or excess or both in sequence. It was noted that, when compared with challenged intact animals, the tumor latency period was shortened and the yield markedly increased under conditions of hormone alteration. There were, however, distinct variations between groups reflecting the effect of distinctly different mechanisms operative in the process of enhancement of the neoplastic potential of the glandular cells.
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