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The principal distinctive ultrastructural changes observed in the livers of 2 patients with chronic hypervitaminosis A were perisinusoidal fibrosis and massive accumulation of lipid-storing cells (Ito cells). The fibrosis consisted of a network of basement membranes with numerous bundles of collagen and reticulum fibrils. This network contained numerous Ito(More)
Phalloidin, administered to male rats for 7 days (500 microgram per kg/day), increased the mean hepatic content of filamentous actin. Both bile flow and bile acid excretion diminished proportionally, whereas the bile-to-plasma ratios of [3H]inulin and [14C]sucrose increased significantly from 0.08 and 0.16 in controls to 0.37 and 0.69, respectively, in(More)
  • Z Hruban
  • 1984
Administration of amphiphilic drugs to experimental animals causes formation of myelinoid bodies in many cell types, accumulation of foamy macrophages in pulmonary alveoli and pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. These changes are the result of an interaction between the drugs and phospholipids which leads to an alteration in physicochemical properties of the(More)