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Cell Biochem Biophys. 2015 Apr;71(3):1569-77. doi: 10.1007/s12013-014-0380-z.

Aluminum Trichloride Disorders Bile Acid Secretion and Induces Hepatocyte Apoptosis in Rats.

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1
College of Veterinary Medicine, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, 150030, China.
2
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Bureau of Zhucheng, Zhucheng, 262200, China.
3
Institute of Special Animal and Plant Science of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Changchun, 130112, China.
4
College of Veterinary Medicine, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, 150030, China. yanfeili200@126.com.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine effects of aluminum trichloride (AlCl3) on the bile acid secretion and hepatocyte apoptosis in rats. Forty male Wistar rats (5 weeks old) weighed 110-120 g were orally exposed to AlCl3 at doses of 0, 64.18 (1/20LD50), 128.36 (1/10LD50), and 256.72 (1/5LD50) mg/kg body weight in drinking water for 120 days. Each group had ten rats. The serum total bile acid (TBA) concentration, the early and total hepatocyte apoptosis indexes, and protein and mRNA expression of Bcl-2 and Bax were determined. The results showed that the serum TBA concentration, the early and total hepatocyte apoptosis indexes, and protein and mRNA expression of Bax increased, while protein and mRNA expression of Bcl-2 decreased in AlCl3-treated rats. The results indicate that AlCl3 disorders bile acid secretion and induces hepatocyte apoptosis in rats.

KEYWORDS:

AlCl3; Hepatocyte apoptosis; Rats; TBA

PMID:
25578489
DOI:
10.1007/s12013-014-0380-z
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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