Quantification of angiogenesis induced in rabbit cornea by breast carcinoma of women treated with tamoxifen

Quantification of angiogenesis induced in rabbit cornea by breast carcinoma of women treated with tamoxifen

Autor Da Silva, B. B. Google Scholar
Da Silva, R. G. Google Scholar
Borges, U. S. Google Scholar
Filho, MAGD Google Scholar
Pimentel, ICC Google Scholar
Gebrim, L. H. Google Scholar
Simoes, M. D. Google Scholar
Baracat, E. C. Google Scholar
Instituição Fed Univ Piaui
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo Background: the aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of tamoxifen on angiogenesis induced in rabbit cornea by breast curcinoma from post-menopausal women.Methods: Thirteen post-menopausal women with operable, estrogen receptor-positive breast carcinomas, treated with 20 mg of tamoxifen daily for 30 days prior to undergoing definitive surgery, participated in this study. Twenty-six virgin female New Zealand white rabbits, 3-4 months old, weighing approximately 2.5 kg each, were divided into two groups of 13 animals and received corneal implants of tumor either pre- or post-tamoxifen treatment. After 10 days, tie animals were sacrificed, the region of the cornea between the tumor implant and the limbus was removed and quantification of angiogenesis was carried out by eualuating the entire hematoxylineosin stained slide, using a 10x objective lens (100x magnification). Student t-test was used in the statistical analysis of the data and statistical significance was established at P < 0.05.Results: Mean microvessel count was 106.8 +/- 5.9 pre-tamoxifen treatment and 54 +/- 5.6 post-treatment. According to Student t-test, there was a significant reduction in mean microvessel density following treatment with tamoxifen (P < 0.001).Conclusions: Rabbit cornea proved to be an interesing experimental model for the quantification of angiogenesis. Tamoxifen, when administered for 30 days to postmenopausal women with breast cancer, significantly inhibited angiogenesis induced by tumor fragments in rabbit cornea. (C) 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Assunto tamoxifen
breast carcinoma
rabbit cornea
Idioma Inglês
Data 2005-05-01
Publicado em Journal of Surgical Oncology. Hoboken: Wiley-liss, v. 90, n. 2, p. 77-80, 2005.
ISSN 0022-4790 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Editor Wiley-Blackwell
Extensão 77-80
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jso.20239
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000228782800008
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/28271

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