Analysis of the ki-67 index in the vaginal epithelium of castrated rats treated with tamoxifen

Analysis of the ki-67 index in the vaginal epithelium of castrated rats treated with tamoxifen

Autor Nery-Aguiar, Afif Rieth Google Scholar
Aguiar, Yousef Qathaf Google Scholar
Conde Junior, Airton Mendes Google Scholar
Alencar, Airlane Pereira Google Scholar
Tavares, Cleciton Braga Google Scholar
Lopes-Costa, Pedro Vitor Google Scholar
Nazario, Afonso Celso Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
da Silva, Benedito Borges Google Scholar
Resumo OBJECTIVES: Vaginal atrophy and breast cancer are common conditions in postmenopausal women and tamoxifen is the standard endocrine treatment for hormone-sensitive tumors. The present study aimed to assess the effect of tamoxifen on Ki-67 protein expression in the vaginal epithelium of castrated rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty Wistar-Hannover adult, virgin, castrated rats were randomly divided into two groups, group I (control, n= 20) and group II (tamoxifen, n= 20), receiving 0.5 ml of propylene glycol and 250 mu g of tamoxifen diluted in 0.5 ml of propylene glycol, respectively, daily by gavage for 30 days. On the 31st day, the rats were euthanized and their vaginas were removed and fixed in 10% buffered formalin for the immunohistochemical study of Ki-67 protein expression. Data were analyzed by the Levene and Student's t tests (p<0.05). RESULTS: The mean index of Ki-67 expression in the rat vagina of groups I and II was 4.04 +/- 0.96 and 26.86 +/- 2.19, respectively (p<0.001). CONCLUSIONS: According to the results of the present study, tamoxifen, at the dose and treatment length used, induced a significant increase in the cell proliferation of the vaginal mucosa in castrated rats, as evaluated by Ki-67 protein expression.
Assunto Tamoxifen
Idioma Inglês
Data 2016
Publicado em Clinics. Sao paulo, v. 71, n. 2, p. 90-93, 2016.
ISSN 1807-5932 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Editor Hospital clinicas, univ sao paulo
Extensão 90-93
Direito de acesso Acesso aberto Open Access
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000374485200007
SciELO S1807-59322016000200090 (estatísticas na SciELO)

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