Administration of N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine, a glandular stomach carcinogen, at the concentration of 100 μg/ml in drinking water for 8 days induced the appearance of a MHC class II-associated invariant chain in the target organ of stomach pyloric mucosa of male Lewis rats. The up- regulation of the MHC class II-associated invariant chain was revealed by fluorescent differential display analysis, reverse transcription-PCR, Northern blot, and histochemical staining. The appearance of MHC class II and MHC class I was also demonstrated by reverse transcription-PCR and Northern blot. The results suggest the involvement of MHC-controlled immune reactions in chemically-induced stomach carcinogenesis.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cancer Research