Effect of apolipoproteins on the induction of hepatic steatosis in rats.


Journal Article

The incorporation of apolipoprotein E isolated from human very low density lipoproteins on a triglyceride emulsion produced a substantial increment in hepatic triglyceride after 1 h of in vitro perfusion through the isolated liver of a fasted rat. Both gross and microscopic morphology confirmed a substantial steatosis. Perfusions with triglyceride emulsions which contained no apoipoproteins resulted in a modest increment in hepatic triglyceride although considerably less than emulsions with the E protein, and no morphologic features of steatosis. The steatosis induced in the in vitro perfused fasted livers by the emulsions with E protein could be prevented when CIII-1 apoprotein was also incorporated on the emulsion. A fed rat liver perfused with the E-enriched emulsion accumulated significantly less triglyceride than the fasted preparation. These data suggest that the apoprotein patterns of the plasma triglyceride-rich lipoproteins are of considerable importance for the partition of triglyceride between liver and plasma.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Quarfordt, SH; Shelburne, FA; Meyers, W; Jakoi, L; Hanks, J

Published Date

  • January 1, 1981

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 80 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 149 - 153

PubMed ID

  • 7450399

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7450399

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0016-5085


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States