Jul 15, 2020

NPC1L1 and ABCG5/8 induction explain synergistic fecal cholesterol excretion in ob/ob mice co-treated with PPAR-α and LXR agonists

Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Rai Ajit K SrivastavaM Averna


Reverse cholesterol transport (RCT) and transintestinal cholesterol efflux (TICE) are two important pathways for body cholesterol elimination. We studied these pathways in an animal model of diabetes and obesity (ob/ob) where HDL function is compromised as a result of hyperglycemia, low-grade inflammation and oxidative stress. Co-treatment of ob/ob mice with PPAR-α (fenofibrate) and LXR (T0901317) agonists increased fecal cholesterol by 12-fold; PPAR-α and LXR agonists individually showed 2.6- and 4.0-fold fecal cholesterol excretion, respectively. We investigated the mechanism of synergistic efficacy of PPAR-α and LXR agonists in fecal cholesterol excretion. LXR agonist and the combination of PPAR-α and LXR agonists had greater HDL-C elevation. Ex vivo cholesterol efflux showed correlation with the fecal cholesterol excretion but was not sufficient to explain 12-fold increases in the fecal cholesterol in the co-treated mice. Therefore, we examined TICE to explain the 12-fold increases in the fecal cholesterol. A strong positive correlation of fecal cholesterol with ATP binding cassette transporter G5 (ABCG5) and G8 and a negative correlation with NPC1L1 was observed. ABCG5, G8 and NPC1L1 are involved in intestinal cholesterol ...Continue Reading

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Bile Acid Biosynthesis Pathway
ATP-Binding Cassette Sub-Family A Member 2
Cholesterol Transport
PPAR alpha
Laboratory mice
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Excretory Function

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