Further, to assess the genes responsible for alcohol-related hepatocarcinogenesis, cDNA microarray analysis was performed. Members received uniforms,  ranks, performance badges and medals. This procedure was performed according to the method described in an earlier report [ 40 ]. At the core of our thought is the standard to find first-rate solutions in the sectors of automotive electronics and automobile sensory systems, and then to bring these to our customers. Acknowledgments We thank Dr.
All rats were sacrificed at the sixteenth week following the initiation of treatment. Blood was collected by puncture of the abdominal aorta in anesthetized rats and separated serum by centrifugation 3, rpm was transferred into tubes.
Plasma albumin, alkaline phosphatase, aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase, lactate dehydrogenase, and total cholesterol were determined by The Tohkai Cytopathology Institute: Cancer Research and Prevention Gifu, Japan. The livers were immediately excised, weighed and cut into slices 3 to 4 mm thick. The detailed methods for fluorescence immunohistochemistry employed in this study have been described previously [ 22 ].
This procedure was performed according to the method described in an earlier report [ 40 ]. Briefly, liver samples were obtained from Wt rats with each treatment 4 rats per group and treated with Lucifer yellow Sigma-Aldrich Corp. Louis, MO , a stain that can pass through the gap junction channel, and rhodamine-dextran Sigma-Aldrich Corp.
Liver slices were cut to 5 mm-thick and 3 incisions of 1 mm depth were made, followed by the addition of a mixture of fluorescent dyes containing 0.
After 3 minutes, the slices were washed 3 times with PBS and frozen. Protein concentrations were determined by the Bradford method using a protein assay kit Bio-Rad laboratories, Hercules, CA. Primers used for amplification of each mRNA were as follows:. Gene expression analysis was performed using a Rat Oligo chip 20k Toray Industries, Tokyo, Japan according to the manufacturer's instructions. The detailed methods employed in this study have been described previously [ 41 ]. Seven-micron thick frozen sections sections were mounted onto slides with films Carl Zeiss, Oberkochen, Germany and fixed in acetone for 10 min.
Naoko Kaneko and Dr. Kazunobu Sawamoto Depertment of Developmental and Regenerative Biology, Nagoya City University for their helpful advice on laser microdissection technique.
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Received Jul 16; Accepted Nov This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Associated Data Supplementary Materials oncotargets Abstract There is abundant epidemiological evidence that heavy alcohol intake contributes to hepatocellular carcinoma HCC development.
RESULTS EtOH does not induce liver injury in rats of both genotypes EtOH drinking did not affect body weight in rats of both genotypes, and there was no significant difference in final body, liver and kidney weights among the groups.
Open in a separate window. Table 2 Incidence of hepatocellular carcinomas and adenomas in Tg and Wt rats. EtOH activates Erk signaling pathway in Tg rats To elucidate how EtOH promotes increased cell proliferation during hepatocarcinogenesis in Tg rats, we examined the expression of proteins in the mitogen-activated protein kinase MAPK pathway that play crucial roles in tumorigenesis. Biochemical analysis Blood was collected by puncture of the abdominal aorta in anesthetized rats and separated serum by centrifugation 3, rpm was transferred into tubes.
Histological analysis of the livers The livers were immediately excised, weighed and cut into slices 3 to 4 mm thick. Immunofluorescence staining for Cx32 and Cx26 The detailed methods for fluorescence immunohistochemistry employed in this study have been described previously [ 22 ].
Gap junction assay This procedure was performed according to the method described in an earlier report [ 40 ]. Primers used for amplification of each mRNA were as follows: Microarray analysis Gene expression analysis was performed using a Rat Oligo chip 20k Toray Industries, Tokyo, Japan according to the manufacturer's instructions. Laser microdissection The detailed methods employed in this study have been described previously [ 41 ].
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