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Hepatic free cholesterol accumulates in obese, diabetic mice and causes nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

Van Rooyen, Derrick; Larter, Claire; Haigh, W Geoffrey; Yeh, Matthew; Ioannou, George; Kuver, Rahul; Lee, Sum P; Teoh, Narcissus; Farrell, Geoffrey


Background & Aims: Type 2 diabetes and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) are associated with insulin resistance and disordered cholesterol homeostasis. We investigated the basis for hepatic cholesterol accumulation with insulin resistance and its relevance to the pathogenesis of NASH. Methods: Alms1 mutant (foz/foz) and wild-type NOD.B10 mice were fed high-fat diets that contained varying percentages of cholesterol; hepatic lipid pools and pathways of cholesterol turnover were determined....[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Gastroenterology
DOI: 10.1053/j.gastro.2011.06.040


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