Lipid-mobilizing effect of reduced glutathione and its intensifying action
on lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase activity in blood serum of rats
Effect of reduced glutathione (50 mg /100 g) on lipid distribution between organs (liver and kidney) and lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) activity in blood serum of rats was investigated. The accumulation of common lipids as a result of speeding up the absorbtion of blood serum unsaturated fatty acids and relative decrease of lipids unsaturation in the liver and lipid content dynamics in kidneys owing to the intensification of two processes in this organ: the transport of polyene fatty acids in composition of blood serum lipoprotein lipids to kidney cells and peroxidation of membrane phospholipids were found out. The activating effect of GSH (in vivo and in vitro) on LCAT activity of rat blood serum was shown. It was summarised that GSH-intensification of blood serum etherification ability may be a basic component of reduced glutathione lipid mobilization effect.
Published at the site: 2004-10-10
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