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Title: Antiestrogen-binding sites in 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene-induced rat mammary tumors: Relation to growth
Authors: Hwang, P.L.H.
How, B.E. 
Keywords: antiestrogen-binding sites
mammary tumors
tumor growth
Issue Date: 1990
Citation: Hwang, P.L.H.,How, B.E. (1990). Antiestrogen-binding sites in 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene-induced rat mammary tumors: Relation to growth. Oncology 47 (6) : 495-500. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We have detected specific high-affinity binding sites for nonsteroidal antiestrogens in 98% of 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene-induced rat mammary tumors. Since recent studies have suggested that these binding sites may be involved in the regulation of cell growth and proliferation, we attempted to define a possible relationship between the growth of these hormone-dependent tumors and their antiestrogen-binding site content. Rats bearing such tumors were neither treated with haloperidol (to increase prolactin secretion and stimulate tumor growth) or oophorectomized (to reduce circulating estrogen concentration and suppress tumor growth). Compared with controls, haloperidol treatment clearly enhanced tumor growth while oophorectomy induced tumor regression, but either procedure had any effect on the antiestrogen-binding site concentration. Furthermore, tumors which responded to endocrine manipulation had similar antiestrogen-binding site concentrations as tumors which did not respond. We conclude that (1) the alterations in tumor growth induced by these endocrine manipulations are probably not mediated through a change in antiestrogen-binding site concentration, and (2) the tumor concentration of these binding sites is not under estrogen or prolactin control.
Source Title: Oncology
ISSN: 00302414
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