The modifying effects of dietary administration of ferulic acid (FA) on azoxymethane (AOM)-induced colon carcinogenesis were examined in three experiments with male 344 rats. In the first experiment, the modifying effect of FA on AOM (15 mg/kg body weight, once a week, for 3 weeks)-induced formation of aberrant crypt foci (ACF) was examined in five groups. Numbers of ACF/colon of groups 2 (AOM+250 ppm FA) and 3 (AOM+500 ppm FA) at the termination (5 weeks after the start) were smaller than of group 1 (AOM alone). Those of ACF/cm 2 of group 3 were also smaller than of group 1 ( P <0.05). In the second experiment, a long-term assay for the effects of FA was conducted with seven groups. At the termination (35 weeks), groups 2 and 3 which were given FA during the initiation phase at doses of 250 and 500 ppm, respectively, had lower incidences of colonic carcinomas (23 and 27%, respectively) than group 1 which was given AOM alone (59%; P <0.05). In the third experiment, to determine whether FA could modify the activities of phase II detoxifying enzymes, glutathione S -transferase (GST) and quinone reductase (QR) in liver and colon, 60 rats were gavaged with FA at four doses (0, 25, 50, 100 mg/kg body weight). Dosing of 100 mg/kg significantly elevated GST activity in liver ( P <0.03), and QR activities in liver and colonic mucosa ( P <0.01 and P <0.02, respectively), suggesting that detoxifying enzymes are related to the blocking effect of FA on AOM-induced colon carcinogenesis.
Cancer Letters – Elsevier
Published: Aug 31, 2000
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