Toxins in hepatic encephalopathy: the role of the synergistic effect of ammonia, mercaptans and short chain fatty acids.

@article{Baraldi1984ToxinsIH,
  title={Toxins in hepatic encephalopathy: the role of the synergistic effect of ammonia, mercaptans and short chain fatty acids.},
  author={Mario Baraldi and Giovanna Pinelli and Pasquale Ricci and Maria Luisa Zeneroli},
  journal={Archives of toxicology. Supplement. = Archiv fur Toxikologie. Supplement},
  year={1984},
  volume={7},
  pages={103-5}
}
Evidence has been recently produced that neurological changes which characterize hepatic encephalopathy due to fulminant hepatic failure in rats are linked with a pathology of GABA receptors. In the search for the peripheral toxins responsible for the CNS impairment present in hepatic encephalopathy it has been shown that the administration of ammonia and mercaptans and octanoic acid in normal rats reproduced behavioural and electrophysiological changes similar to those seen in galactosamine… CONTINUE READING

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