The Lipid Lowdown

140th Edition-The Lipid Lowdown

Posted on February 21, 2018


The proatherogenic properties of the cholesterol 5,6-secosterols (atheronal-A and atheronal-B), recently discovered in atherosclerotic arteries, have been investigated in terms of their effects on monocyte/macrophage function. A fluorescent analogue of atheronal-B, when cultured in either aqueous buffer or in media containing fetal calf serum, is rapidly taken-up into cultured macrophage cells and accumulates at perinuclear sites...

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The Lipid Lowdown-Potential To Treat Type II Diabetes

Posted on February 21, 2018


PAHSA levels correlate highly with insulin sensitivity and are reduced in adipose tissue and serum of insulin-resistant humans. In adipocytes, PAHSAs signal through GPR120 to enhance insulin-stimulated glucose uptake. Thus, FAHFAs are endogenous lipids with the potential to treat type 2 diabetes.

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