Immunohistochemical staining of enoyl CoA hydratase (ECH), a key peroxisomal enzyme, revealed that the putative preneoplastic lesions induced in livers by administration of the peroxisome proliferator (PP) clofibrate (0.3% in diet) to rats for 60 weeks or more, lacked this enzyme so that they could be detected as ECH-negative foci. ECH and other peroxisomal enzymes such as acyl CoA oxidase, catalase and carnitine-dependent acetyltransferase were also either not or only weakly expressed in most hepatic hyperplastic nodules and hepatomas induced by ciprofibrate (0.025% in diet), Wy-14,643 (0.1%) or BR-931 (0.2%), while being strongly induced in surrounding hepatocytes. These results indicate that the expression of ECH and other peroxisomal enzymes is repressed in putative preneoplastic and neoplastic lesions induced by PPs in rat livers and that these peroxisomal enzymes might therefore be used as negative markers.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Feb 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research