Jan 1, 1988

Biochemical changes in alpha-naphthyl isothiocyanate-induced chronic cholangitis in the rat

Experimental Pathology
V NikolaevD Adjarov


Male Wistar rats were treated for 3 weeks with alpha-naphthyl isothiocyanate (ANIT, 5.4 mmol per kg food). Chronic necrotic cholangitis without pronounced transaminasemia and hyperbilirubinemia developed. The activity of 5'-nucleotidase in liver plasma membrane preparations was strongly depressed (3.5 times) while the activities of K+-, Na+- and Mg++-ATPases were not affected. The liver microsomal cytochrome P-450 and cytochrome b5 contents decreased. Elevation of reduced glutathione liver content after challenge with ANIT was recorded. The observed biochemical changes may be important for the pathogenesis of ANIT-induced chronic cholangitis.

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