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Título: Sex-dependent effect of liver growth factor on atherosclerotic lesions and fatty liver disease in apolipoprotein E knockout mice
Fecha de publicación: 2010
Editorial: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Materias relacionadas: 577 - Bioquímica. Biología molecular. Biofísica
Palabras clave: Cholesterol
Resumen: Objective: Since the hepatic mitogen, liver growth factor (LGF), improves vascular structure and function in a hypertensive rat model and exhibits antioxidant activity, it may play a role in the development of atherosclerosis. Methods: To test this hypothesis, 14 male and 11 female apolipoprotein E (apoE)-deficient mice with a C57BL/6J genetic background were injected intraperitoneally twice a week with 1.7 µg of LGF per mouse for ten weeks. Plasma carbohydrates, inflammatory and lipid parameters, apolipoproteins A-I and A-II and paraoxonase activity were assessed at the end of the experimental period. Histological and chemical analyses of the livers and quantification of aortic atherosclerotic lesions were also carried out. Results: LGF administration changed neither plasma lipid nor inflammatory parameters. ApoA-I and arylesterase activity were not affected by LGF either, while apoA-II decreased significantly in males but not in females. Plasma apoA-II correlated positively with liver fat in males but negatively in females. Atherosclerotic area lesions in males receiving LGF were 25% lower than in control mice. Likewise, a significant reduction of fatty liver disease was also observed in males in association with decreased levels of insulin, leptin and resistin. Conclusion: These results indicate that administration of LGF modulates atherosclerotic lesions in a sex-dependent manner. This effect is independent of plasma cholesterol, triglycerides, IL-6, MCP-1 and TNF-α and is related to a remodelling of HDL particles characterised by a decrease in apoA-II induced by changes in hepatic mRNA expression. Hence, LGF administration could be used as a safe alternative to control fatty liver disease and atherosclerosis in males
Autor/es principal/es: Surra, Joaquin C.
Guillén, Natalia
Barranquero, Cristina
Arbonés Mainar, José M.
Navarro, María A.
Gascón, Sonia
Arnal, Carmen
Godino, Javier
Guzmán, Mario A.
Díaz-Gil, Juan J.
Osada, Jesús
Publicado en: Histology and histopathology
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10201/46304
Tipo de documento: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Número páginas / Extensión: 10
Derechos: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Aparece en las colecciones:Vol.25, nº5 (2010)

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