Fifty-two Mongolian gerbils were divided into 3 groups and given 5 biweekly doses of N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (30 ppm). At week 12, group 2 (n = 20) and group 3 (n = 22) gerbils were then given an injection of H. pylori, while group 1 controls (n = 10) received Brucella broth alone. In addition, 7 weeks after H. pylori inoculation, at week 19, group 3 gerbils also received a 36-week administration course of celecoxib (1,500 ppm) in their diet. The incidence of gastric adenocarcinoma was determined at week 54 by histological analysis. COX-2 and Cdx2 protein expression and COX activity were evaluated for each group. The extent of intestinal metaplasia, Cdx2 and mucin 2 expression, and the apoptotic index were evaluated semi-quantitatively by immunohistochemistry.
The study shows that prior to the first appearance of intestinal metaplasia, timely administration of celecoxib prevents gastric cancer occurrence by disrupting the progression of intestinal metaplasia into gastric carcinoma through its inhibition of Cdx2 expression in N-methyl-N-nitrosourea-pretreated H. pylori-infected Mongolian gerbils.
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