[Destructive and restorative processes of the liver in rats under intensive physical loading].


The ultrastructure of rat liver cells after running exercise was investigated. When rats were trained for a month and sacrificed immediately after the last exercise it was revealed that the number of liver cells mitochondria increased, but many of them had alterations: mitochondria became swollen, had lucid matrix. There were some variations in degree of alterations between different mitochondria: a) in the same hepatocyte, b) in different hepatocytes of the same animal, that was connected with individual sensitivity of organelles on the levels of the cell and of the organ. Rough endoplasmic reticulum bore few ribosomes. Glycogen was absent. There were abundant vesicles of smooth endoplasmic reticulum, autophagic vacuoles and peroxisomes in the liver cell cytoplasm. Adaptation of rat liver to the exercise programme becomes evident by 1.5 month of exercise. Mitochondria and rough endoplasmic reticulum were numerous and of normal structure. There were many peroxisomes and glycogen granules in the cytoplasm of hepatocyte. The presence of large autophagic vacuoles in the cytoplasm of some hepatocytes were obviously connected with more rapid destruction of some organelles, than in control.

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@article{Kalashnikova1989DestructiveAR, title={[Destructive and restorative processes of the liver in rats under intensive physical loading].}, author={Marina Kalashnikova and T. P. S{\'e}{\'e}ne and O. V. Smirnova}, journal={Biulleten' eksperimental'noĭ biologii i meditsiny}, year={1989}, volume={108 9}, pages={283-5} }