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Effect of dietary level of protein on serum cholesterol, serum lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase activity and on faecal sterol and bile acid excretion in the rat

Nath, N.; Singh, B.

Indian Journal of Biochemistry 7(4): 267-270


ISSN/ISBN: 0019-5081
Accession: 014434577

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Male adult albino rats of weight 121 to 128 g were given a basal diet supplying 12, 20 or 42% protein alone or with 0.5% cholesterol or 0.25% cholic acid. Dietary protein at 42% gave the highest serum cholesterol, 64.8 mg/100 ml; lecithin cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) activity, 9.7 mg cholesterol esterified by 100 ml serum in 24 h; and increased average daily faecal excretion of bile acids in rats fed on diets without cholesterol and cholic acid for 33 days.

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