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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32238

Title: Effect of NAFLD on Regulation of Hepatic Transporters and Metaboic Enzymes Using a High Fat/ High Cholesterol Dietary Model in Rats
Authors: Feng, Teresa Tong Qing
Advisor: Piquette-Miller, Micheline
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Keywords: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Issue Date: 21-Mar-2012
Abstract: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is affecting an increasing population worldwide. NAFLD is closely associated with obesity and diabetes. Research has shown that the expression of some important hepatic transporters and enzymes are altered under inflammatory conditions. We examined the effect of NAFLD on the gene expression of several hepatic transporters and enzymes, as well as the impact of exercise in attenuating the effect of NAFLD. We have demonstrated that the mRNA expression of several hepatic transporters and enzymes, as well as FXR were significantly downregulated in liver of rats treated with a HFHCD. We concluded that HFHCD-induced hepatic steatosis, together with the reduced expression of FXR, contributed to the downregulation of expression of hepatic transporters and enzymes. The mRNA expression of TNF-α and IL-1β were unaffected. Interestingly, exercise was found to improve the expression levels of some transporters and enzymes.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32238
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