Enhanced hepatotoxicity and inhibition of liver endoplasmic reticulum calcium pump by CCl4 in rats fed a thiamine deficient diet.

Male Sprague-Dawley rats were fed a thiamine deficient diet for three weeks, then treated with a range of CCl4 doses (0.01-1-ml/kg). Rats fed the deficient diet grew more slowly (body weight 65 percent of control) and had elevated liver glutathione (GSH) (220 percent of control). CCl4 hepatotoxicity, assessed by serum glutamicpyruvic transaminase (SGPT… CONTINUE READING