Comparative study of colchicine and trimethylcolchicinic acid on prolonged bile duct obstruction in the rat.

The aim of this work was to compare the effects of colchicine and trimethylcolchicinic acid (TMCA) on liver damage induced by bile duct ligation (BDL) for 2 months in male Wistar rats. Colchicine was evaluated at a dose of 10 micrograms rat-1 day-1, p.o. only, because higher doses produced diarrhoea and death. Trimethylcolchicinic acid showed no toxic… CONTINUE READING