Journal article

Lipids and FA analysis of canine prostate tissue

NM Attar-Bashi, K Orzeszko, RF Slocombe, AJ Sinclair

LIPIDS | AMER OIL CHEMISTS SOC A O C S PRESS | Published : 2003

Abstract

It is widely reported that an association exists between dietary fat intake and the incidence of prostate cancer in humans. To study this association, there is a need for an animal model where prostate carcinogenesis occurs spontaneously. The canine prostate is considered a suitable experimental model for prostate cancer in humans since it is morphologically similar to the human prostate and both humans and dogs have a predisposition to benign and malignant prostate disease. In this study, the FA and lipids profiles of the normal canine prostate tissue from nine dogs were examined. The total lipid content of the canine prostate tissue was 1.7 +/- 0.5% (wet weight). The lipid composition anal..

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