New PDF release: Alternatives to Animal Testing

By R. E. Hester, R. M. Harrison

ISBN-10: 0854042113

ISBN-13: 9780854042111

Animal experimentation has lengthy been a arguable factor, with impassioned arguments on either side of the controversy. more and more it has develop into extra expedient and possible to boost new equipment that stay away from using animals. there's contract on either side that relief and refinement of experiments on animals will be a huge objective for the industries involved.

Alternatives to Animal checking out, written by means of best specialists within the box, discusses the problems concerned and techniques that may be taken. subject matters contain: the security review of chemical substances; foreign validation and limitations to the validation of different exams; in vitro checking out for endocrine disruptors; clever methods to security evaluate of chemical substances; replacement checks and the regulatory framework.

The publication presents an up to date dialogue of the present country of improvement of possible choices to animal trying out and is perfect for pros and teachers within the box. it should even be of use for graduate scholars wishing to pursue a occupation within the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.

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8). The preparation of the TA98, TA1535, and TA1537 exposure cultures is the same as described for the Ames II, whereas TA100 and the E. coli are more diluted in the exposure medium. The two E. coli strains are grown individually overnight and then exposed together to a test sample. This “EC Combo” has the following advantages over an individual exposure: The two strains are not equally sensitive to different chemicals and it is always the more sensitive strain that dominates in the EC Combo assay which allows to detect more mutagens than with the single strains alone [17].

Coli Combo ≤8 ≥25 ≤12 ≤8 ≤8 ≤12 ≤8 ≥25 ≥25 ≤12 ≥25 ≥25 ≤8 ≥25 ≥25 ≤8 ≥25 ≥25 ≤12 >2-fold baselineb 2-NF 2-nitrofluorene, 4-NQO 4-nitroquinoline-N-oxide, N4-ACT N4-aminocytidine, 9-AAC 9 aminoacridine, 2-AA 2-aminoanthracene a Different concentrations of 2-AA may be used depending on the S9-inducing agent (Aroclor-1254 or phenobarbital/ ß-naphthoflavone), on the different Salmonella strains, and on the actual S9 batch. 5 μg/mL may be used for all Salmonella strains if the preparation of different concentrations seems to be too laborious.

Give the rats unrestricted access to drinking water and food until 12 h prior to kill them. At that point, remove the food. 3. Kill the animal by cervical dislocation and place it on its back on an autopsy board. Note: All subsequent steps should be performed at 0 –4 ºC, using cold, sterile solutions and glassware. For preparing the S-9 fraction: 4. 15-M KCl/g wet liver. 5. 15-M KCl. 6. 15-M KCl/g wet liver. 7. Mince the livers with sterile scissors and homogenize using a Potter-Elvehjem homogenizer with a loose Teflon pestle.

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