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Ringer DP , Norton TR , Cox B , Howell BA
Changes in rat liver N-hydroxy-2-acetylaminofluorene aryl sulfotransferase activity at early and late stages of hepatocarcinogenesis resulting from dietary administration of 2-acetylaminofluorene
Cancer Letters. 1988 Jun 30;40(3) :247-55
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Abstract
The ability of 2-acetylaminofluorene (AAF) to mediate a loss in N-hydroxy-AAF (N-OH-AAF) aryl sulfotransferase activity when fed to male Sprague-Dawley rats was examined at early and late stages of hepatocarcinogenesis. Administration of 0.05% AAF in the diet for 1 week caused liver N-OH-AAF aryl sulfotransferase activity to decrease to 15 +/- 5% of that for liver from non-carcinogen-fed rats, and the activity remained low throughout 19 weeks of AAF feeding. When rats were fed AAF diet for 3 weeks, then placed on a control diet, liver N-OH-AAF aryl sulfotransferase activity returned to normal levels within 3 weeks. In contrast, when rats were fed AAF for 19 weeks, then placed on control diet for an additional 10 weeks, little or no recovery of N-OH-AAF aryl sulfotransferase activity was observed in cytosols from whole livers or isolated hyperplastic nodules, respectively. These findings suggest two types of AAF-mediated decreases in sulfotransferase activity: (a) a decrease observed early in the initial stages of AAF feeding which returns to normal levels when AAF is removed from diet, and (b) a persistent decrease in activity following long term AAF administration.
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Ringer, D P Norton, T R Cox, B Howell, B A Netherlands Cancer letters Cancer Lett. 1988 Jun 30;40(3):247-55.