The clearance rate of chylomicron retinyl ester from plasma can be used to distinguish rats with cirrhosis from those with portacaval shunt.

@article{Kasai1993TheCR,
  title={The clearance rate of chylomicron retinyl ester from plasma can be used to distinguish rats with cirrhosis from those with portacaval shunt.},
  author={Takatoshi Kasai and Hisataka Moriwaki and Masataka Okuno and Shunsuke Numaguchi and Noboru Murakami and Mitsuru Seishima and Hiroo Ohnishi and Yoshihiro Shidoji and Yasutoshi Muto},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={1993},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={125-30}
}
Effects of carbon tetrachloride treatment and portacaval shunt surgery on exogenous chylomicron retinyl ester clearance from rat plasma were analyzed assuming three-compartment model kinetics. In rats with cirrhosis and in those with Eck fistulas, the relative pool size of compartment 2 decreased (0.20 and 0.36, respectively) compared with controls (0.82… CONTINUE READING