Journal article

Blockade of the renin-angiotensin system inhibits growth of colorectal cancer liver metastases in the regenerating liver

Shir Lin Koh, EI Ager, PLN Costa, C Malcontenti-Wilson, V Muralidharan, C Christophi

CLINICAL & EXPERIMENTAL METASTASIS | SPRINGER | Published : 2014

Abstract

Partial hepatectomy (PH), the preferred option for selected patients with colorectal cancer liver metastases (CRCLM), is associated with 40-80% tumor recurrence rates. Renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockade inhibits tumor growth and has been suggested to improve liver regeneration. We documented the effect of RAS blockade on tumor growth and liver regeneration in a murine model. CRCLM induction followed by 70% PH was performed on 78 CBA mice. Liver regeneration (days 2, 6) and CRCLM tumor load were measured by liver (and tumor) weights, percentage of CRCLM burden and tumor nodule count (days 16, 21). mRNA expression of the RAS components was characterised. Statistical analysis was performed..

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