Effects of Helicobacter pylori and bile on N-methyl-N'-nitro-N'-nitrosoguanidine exposed antral mucosa of C57BL/6 mice
2001 (English)In: Virchows Archiv, ISSN 0945-6317, E-ISSN 1432-2307, Vol. 439, no 5, 661-667 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this study was to evaluate the early influence of Helicobacter pylori infection on cell kinetics in the antral mucosa of mice exposed to N-methyl-N'-nitro-N'-nitrosoguanidine (MNNG) and bile alone or in combinations. Four hundred and one C57BL/6 male and female mice were assigned into seven treatment groups and one non-treated control group. The gastric antrums were assessed by histology and immunohistochemistry for studies of cell proliferation and apoptosis at 32 and 44 weeks. One female and one male mouse had developed dysplastic adenomas in the pylorus mucosa and one male animal had dysplastic proliferation in the antrum. Only one of these lesions occurred in a H. pylori colonized animal. H. pylori infection significantly increased the cell proliferation at 32 weeks and promoted the cell proliferation in the MNNG and bile group at 44 weeks. Female mice showed less increase in cell proliferation than did the males. No change in apoptosis was seen in any of the groups. Bile had no promotional effect on cell proliferation. These results indicate that H. pylori infection has the potential to alter epithelial cell kinetics as well as antrum mucosa of an animal species that is regarded as resistant to MNNG. However, this change is not sufficient to promote the early development of neoplastic lesions.
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2001. Vol. 439, no 5, 661-667 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-81129DOI: 10.1007/s004280100456OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-81129DiVA: diva2:550693