Induction of rat kidney ornithine decarboxylase by nicotinamide without a concomitant increase in DNA synthesis.


Journal Article

Four hours after an i.p. injection of 500 mg/kg nicotinamide, there was a decrease in kidney ODC activity, followed by a substantial increase by 24 h. Exposing rats to 0, 0.67, 6.7 and 30 mM nicotinamide in their drinking water for 7 and 28 days also resulted in a statistically significant increase in kidney ODC activity, but the rates of DNA synthesis were unaffected, as measured by incorporation of [3H]thymidine into DNA and % labeled proximal tubule nuclei; the total amount of DNA/kidney was also unaffected. The results of this investigation demonstrate that nicotinamide, a known renal tumor promoter, was able to induce a significant increase in ODC activity in the rat kidney without a concomitant increase in DNA synthesis, suggesting that early stimulation of ODC is associated with tumor promotion even in the absence of effects on DNA replication.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rosenberg, MR; Strom, SC; Pachman, S; Slotkin, TA; Michalopoulos, G

Published Date

  • January 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 175 - 178

PubMed ID

  • 2935321

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2935321

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0143-3334

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/carcin/7.1.175


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England