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Biochim Biophys Acta. 1993 Feb 10;1166(1):73-6.

Early effects on mitochondrial and peroxisomal beta-oxidation by the hypolipidemic 3-thia-fatty acids in rat livers.

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Laboratory for Clinical Biochemistry, University of Bergen, Haukeland Sykehus, Norway.


A single administration of 3-thiadicarboxylic and tetradecylthioacetic acids stimulates both mitochondrial and peroxisomal beta-oxidation and lowers plasma triacylglycerol levels. An increased rate of mitochondrial beta-oxidation and carnitine palmitoyl-transferase activity was established after 3 h and this was accompanied by a lowering of plasma triacylglycerol. Peroxisomal beta-oxidation, however, remained unchanged up to 8 h and was significantly increased after 12 h. These results suggest that after a single administration of 3-thia fatty acids mitochondrial beta-oxidation precedes peroxisomal beta-oxidation. Furthermore, they show that the observed tricylglycerol-lowering effect, which is established early (3-4 h) after the administration of 3-thia fatty acids, is initially due to an increased mitochondrial beta-oxidation.

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