Section 43
Chapter 42,963

Effects of plasma infusion on plasma lipids, apoproteins and plasma enzyme activities in familial lecithin: cholesterol acyltransferase deficiency

Murayama, N.; Asano, Y.; Kato, K.; Sakamoto, Y.; Hosoda, S.; Yamada, N.; Kodama, T.; Murase, T.; Akanuma, Y.

European Journal of Clinical Investigation 14(2): 122-129


ISSN/ISBN: 0014-2972
PMID: 6428900
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2362.1984.tb02100.x
Accession: 042962708

The siblings presented here are the third family found in Japan with familial LCAT deficiency. Their post-heparin plasma lipoprotein lipase and hepatic triglyceride lipase activities were measured selectively by an immunochemical method. Plasma triglyceride levels were elevated, and post-heparin plasma lipoprotein lipase was decreased only in a patient with nephropathy, while hepatic triglyceride lipase activities were within reference limits in both patients. The plasma concentrations of apo A-I, apo A-II, and apo B were reduced in both patients. On the other hand, the plasma concentration of apo E was markedly increased. Enzyme replacement therapy by plasma transfusion in the propositus resulted in marked improvement of deranged compositions of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins. Also, improvement of the plasma apo E concentration was demonstrated, while the improvement of post-heparin lipase did not occur. These results suggest that LCAT may play an important physiological role in triglyceride metabolism as well as in cholesterol metabolism.

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