This study reports the effect of short-term tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA) and of TUDCA with addition of taurine on the lipid composition of gallbladder bile, on cholesterol and bile acid synthesis and intestinal excretion, in the female hamsters. After either one or two weeks, the percentage of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) and chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA) in bile of treated hamsters significantly increased. Both treatments (TUDCA alone or TUDCA + taurine) decreased the percentage of cholic acid without affecting 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl CoA (HMG-CoA) reductase or cholesterol 7 alpha-hydroxylase activities. Sterol and bile acid content of the feces collected during the period of the study did not show any difference. Bile acid glycine to taurine conjugation ratio (G/T ratio) in TUDCA treated animals was significantly higher in respect to controls after only one week of treatment. On the contrary, bile acid G/T ratio significantly decreased in the group of animals supplemented with taurine, but only after two weeks of treatment.
|Titolo:||Effect of tauroursodeoxycholate feeding, with or without taurine supplementation on hepatic bile acid and cholesterol metabolism in the hamster|
BOSISIO, ENRICA ANGELA (Secondo)
CRESTANI, MAURIZIO (Penultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/10 - Biochimica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1987|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/0031-6989(87)90070-1|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|