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Bile acids influence hepatic chemiluminescence in normal and oxidative-stressed rats.
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PMID:  9737577     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of the present study was to clarify whether bile acids influence chemiluminescence (CL) in the liver in vivo. Hepatic CL was determined on the surface of the liver of anaesthetized rats by using a photon counter. In normal rats, hepatic CL was significantly decreased 30 min after enteral administration of chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA) or deoxycholic acid (DCA), but returned to its initial level 3 h later, after part of the CDCA administered was metabolized. Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) and cholic acid had no effect on CL. In contrast, hepatic CL was markedly increased 30 min after CDCA or DCA administration in rats given either buthionine sulphoximine (BSO), an inhibitor of gamma-glutamylcysteine synthetase, or diethyldithiocarbamate (DDC), an inhibitor of both superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase. Chenodeoxycholic acid further increased the CL of BSO- or DDC-treated rats during inhalation of oxygen via a tracheal cannula. Coadministration of UDCA eliminated the effects of CDCA on the hepatic CL of normal and BSO- or DDC-treated rats with or without oxygen inhalation. We conclude that cytotoxic bile acids, such as CDCA, increase CL in the antioxidants-depleted or oxidative-stressed liver in vivo, but that UDCA prevents CDCA from developing CL.
T Nakashima; N Matsumoto; Y Nakajima; H Ishikawa; H Mitsuyoshi; K Inaba; M Sakai; Y Sakamoto; M Matsumoto; T Shima; K Kashima; T Kitayoshi; N Shimamoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0815-9319     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Gastroenterol. Hepatol.     Publication Date:  1998 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-11-10     Completed Date:  1998-11-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607909     Medline TA:  J Gastroenterol Hepatol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  81-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Third Department of Internal Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Bile Acids and Salts / metabolism*,  pharmacology
Chemiluminescent Measurements*
Glutathione / metabolism
Lipid Peroxidation
Liver / metabolism*,  pathology
Oxidative Stress*
Rats, Wistar
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bile Acids and Salts; 70-18-8/Glutathione

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