The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)
 
 
 

Influence of delayed administration of retinyl acetate on mammary carcinogenesis.

Administration of a dietary retinoid supplement beginning 1 week after carcinogen administration is highly effective in the inhibition of rat mammary carcinogenesis. A study was designed at two carcinogen dose levels to determine to what extent retinoid feeding can be delayed and retain its chemoprotective effect. In the high-dose experiment, groups of 30 virgin female Sprague-Dawley rats received a single i.v. dose of 50 mg N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU) per kg body weight and were fed a dietary supplement of 328 mg retinyl acetate per kg diet beginning at 1, 4, or 8 weeks after MNU administration. In the low-dose experiment, groups of 50 rats received 25 mg MNU per kg, and the retinoid was begun at 1, 4, 8, 12, 16, or 20 weeks post-MNU. Controls at both dose levels received a placebo diet beginning 1 week after carcinogen treatment. At the high MNU dose, retinyl acetate was most effective in inhibition of carcinogenesis when treatment was begun 1 week after MNU administration. Delaying retinyl acetate feeding until 4 weeks post-MNU resulted in slightly reduced chemoprotective efficacy, while an 8-week delay caused a complement loss of anticancer activity. At the low MNU dose, delaying retinyl acetate administration for up to 12 weeks after MNU administration caused no loss of chemopreventive efficacy. A 16-week delay resulted in decreased anticancer activity, while retinoid treatment begun 20 weeks post-MNU had no effect on cancer induction. Retinoid administration can be delayed beyond 1 week and retain its activity against rat mammary carcinogenesis; the length of delay allowable without loss of activity is a function of tumor latency.[1]

References

 
WikiGenes - Universities