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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Plasma 27-hydroxycholesterol/cholesterol ratio is increased in low high density lipoprotein-cholesterol healthy subjects
Author: Nunes, VS
Leanca, CC
Panzoldo, NB
Parra, E
Zago, V
Cazita, PM
Nakandakare, ER
de Faria, EC
Quintao, ECR
Abstract: Sterol 27-hydroxylase converts cholesterol to 27-hydroxycholesterol (27-OHC) which is widely distributed among tissues and is expressed at high levels in the vascular endothelium and macrophages. There is a continuous flow of this oxysterol from the tissues into the liver; where it is converted to bile acids. Objective: Measure plasma concentrations of 27-OHC in subjects that differ according to their plasma HDL-C concentration. Methods: Healthy men presenting low HDL-C (<1,03 mmol/L), n = 18 or high HDL-C (>1.55 mmol/L), n 18, BMI <30 kg/m(2) were recruited after excluding secondary causes that might interfere with their plasma lipid concentrations such as smoking, heavy drinking and diabetes. Blood samples were drawn after a 12 h fasting period for the measurement of 27-OHC by the combined GC/MS analysis utilizing deuterium-label internal standards. Results: The plasma ratio 27-OHC/total cholesterol (median and range nmoL/mmoL) was 50.41 (27.47-116.00) in the High HDL-C subjects and 6334 (36.46-91.18) in the Low HDL-C subjects (p = 0.0258). Conclusion: Our data indicate that the production of 27-0HC by extrahepatic tissues and its transport to the liver may represent an alternative pathway for a deficient reverse cholesterol transport system when plasma HDL-C is low. (C) 2013 The Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Subject: 27-Hydroxycholesterol
Human plasma
Reverse cholesterol transport
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2013.06.025
Date Issue: 2013
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