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Diet-induced hypercholesterolemia alters liver glycosaminoglycans and associated-lipoprotein receptors in rats.

Kiran, G. and Prasada Rao, U. J. S. and Salimath, P. V. and Nandini, C. D. (2017) Diet-induced hypercholesterolemia alters liver glycosaminoglycans and associated-lipoprotein receptors in rats. Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry, 73. pp. 539-550.

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Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) play an important role in lipoprotein metabolism. In liver, it facilitates the uptake of remnants through receptor-independent endocytosis. However, changes in liver GAGs during diet-induced hypercholesterolemia with normal levels of fat feeding are unknown. Present paper highlights the effect of dietinduced hypercholesterolemia with normal levels (5%) of fat on liver GAGs and other associated lipoprotein receptors. Hypercholesterolemia was induced in rats by feeding diet supplemented with 0.5% cholesterol and 0.125% bile salts. Hypercholesterolemia showed significantly decreased GAGs of both heparan sulfate (HS) and chondroitin sulfate/dermatan sulfate (CS/DS) classes of molecules. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis of GAG biosynthetic enzymes and other genes revealed significant changes in expression profile. The decrease in GAGs was prevented by simvastatin treatment; a drug that inhibits endogenous cholesterol synthesis that was used as a positive control in our study. Furthermore, there was a comparatively decreased binding of GAGs from hypercholesterolemic rats to lipoprotein lipase. LRP1 which plays a major role in lipoprotein uptake was also significantly decreased, and it was attenuated in simvastatin-treated hypercholesterolemic rats. Furthermore, LDLR and ApoE were also decreased significantly in liver of hypercholesterolemic rats. Thus, diet-induced hypercholesterolemia results in dysregulation of cholesterol homeostasis apparently through changes in GAGs in conjunction with other associated players.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chondroitin sulfate/dermatan sulfate . Diet-induced hypercholesterolemia . Glycosaminoglycans . Heparan sulfate . Liver
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 04 Chemistry and Allied Sciences > 28 Polysaccharide Chemistry
600 Technology > 01 Medical sciences > 04 Diabetes Mellitus
Divisions: Dept. of Biochemistry
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2017 05:49
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2017 05:49
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/13139

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