, Volume 41, Issue 8, pp 1042–1045 | Cite as

Effect of coenzyme-A, NAD, alpha lipoic-acid and cocarboxylase on survival of rats with galactosamine-induced severe hepatitis

  • H. Thölen
  • W. Zimmerli
  • Z. Rajacic


Galactosamine, a selective hepatotoxin, produces in rats histologic alterations, which show the characteristics of severe human viral hepatitis. In the present study the efficacy of two different cofactor regimens (coenzyme A, NAD, alpha lipoic-acid, cocarboxylase) in rats with fulminant galactosamine hepatitis were tested. The results showed an improvement of the short-term survival with a short-term treatment and definitely better survival with a long-term regimen with cofactors.

Key words

Liver failure hepatitis galactosamine coenzyme A NAD 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Thölen
    • 1
  • W. Zimmerli
    • 1
  • Z. Rajacic
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept Innere Medizin and Dept ForschungKantonsspitalBasel(Switzerland)

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