Endotoxin tolerance protects against local hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury in the rat.

Liver surgery and liver transplantation as well as circulatory shock are often associated with hepatic ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Recent evidence suggests that TNF-alpha plays a central role in I/R injury and, therefore, down-regulation of TNF-alpha seems to be a promising way to protect against the deleterious consequences of I/R. Endotoxin… CONTINUE READING