Tauroursodeoxycholate and S-adenosyl-L-methionine exert an additive ameliorating effect on taurolithocholate-induced cholestasis: a study in isolated rat hepatocyte couplets.

The monohydroxy bile acid, taurolithocholate (TLC), causes cholestasis in vivo and in isolated perfused livers. It is also cholestatic in vitro and, in this study using isolated rat hepatocyte couplets, causes a reduction of the accumulation of (fluorescent) bile acid in the canalicular vacuoles (cVA) of this polarized cell preparation. The hepatoprotective… (More)