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Metabolism of emulsions containing medium- and long-chain triglycerides or interesterified triglycerides.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biosciences, Physiological chemistry.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biosciences, Physiological chemistry.
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1994 (English)In: Journal of Lipid Research, ISSN 0022-2275, E-ISSN 1539-7262, Vol. 35, no 10, 1850-60 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study compares the clearing and metabolism of three different lipid emulsions. They had the same phospholipid emulsifier and similar particle sizes. In one (LLL) the core component was long-chain triglycerides (TG), the second (MMM/LLL) contained equal molar amounts of medium- and long-chain TG, the third (MLM) contained synthetic TG with medium-chain (M) fatty acids in the 1,3-positions and a long-chain (L) fatty acid in the 2-position. In model experiments with bovine lipoprotein lipase, the MMM component was hydrolyzed preferentially in the MMM/LLL emulsion so that the initial products were M fatty acids and M monoglycerides. The MLM emulsion, in contrast, gave M fatty acids and formation of L-MG (monoglyceride) throughout hydrolysis. For in vivo studies [3H]oleic acid was incorporated into the emulsion TG as marker for the long-chain component. After bolus injection to rats, the MMM/LLL and MLM emulsions were cleared more rapidly than the LLL emulsion. This was true at all TG loads studied (4-64 mg for a 200 g rat). The labeled oleic acid was oxidized somewhat more rapidly when administered in the MLM emulsion compared to the MMM/LLL emulsion. There were only slight differences in tissue distribution of label. Hence, differences in in vivo metabolism of the long-chain fatty acids were small compared to the marked differences in TG structure and in patterns of product release during in vitro lipolysis.

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1994. Vol. 35, no 10, 1850-60 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-65047PubMedID: 7852862OAI: diva2:603088
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