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Oral trivalent bismuth ions decrease, and trivalent indium or ruthenium ions increase, intestinal tumor burden in Apc(Delta 14/ ) mice

Marie Laval, Chelsea Dumesny, Mal Eutick, Graham S Baldwin, Kathryn M Marshall



Immature forms of the peptide hormone gastrin have been implicated in the development of colorectal cancer (CRC). The biological activity of glycine-extended gastrin (Ggly) is dependent on the binding of Fe3+ ions in vitro and in vivo. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of blocking Fe3+ ion binding to Ggly, using Bi3+, In3+ or Ru3+ ions, on the development of intestinal tumors in APCΔ14/+ mice. APCΔ14/+ mice were treated orally with Bi3+, In3+ or Ru3+ ions for up to 60 days, serum trace metals were analyzed by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, and the incidence and size of intestinal tumors were assessed. Bi3+ treatment significantly decreased the number of ..

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