Aug 23, 1976

Effect of portacaval anastomosis on the activities of hepatic enzymes related to cholesterol and bile acid metabolism in rats

Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta
S BalasubramaniamN B Myant

Abstract

1. The effect of a portacaval anastomosis on the activities of hepatic enzymes related to cholesterol metabolism was investigated in rats. 2. Portacaval anastomosis led to a fall in body weight and liver weight/body weight ratio, and to a rise in the activities of hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA reductase and cholesterol 7alpha-hydroxylase per g of liver. The net effect was to maintain a normal activity of both enzymes per 100 g of rat. Diurnal rhythm in the activities of both enzymes was maintained after portacaval anastomosis. 3. The rate of excretion of total bile acids, per 100 g of rat, in bile fistula rats was not significantly decreased by portacaval anastomosis.

Mentioned in this Paper

Epicholesterol
Anatomical Anastomosis
Cholesterol Metabolic Process
Enzymes, antithrombotic
HMGCR gene
Oxidase
Tyrosine Aminotransferase
Weighing Patient
Hepatic
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA reductase

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