Effects of Japanese torreya (Torreya nucifera) seed oil on the activities and mRNA expression of lipid metabolism-related enzymes in rats

Yasushi Endo, Yuko Osada, Fumiko Kimura, Hitoshi Shirakawa, Kenshiro Fujimoto

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Abstract

The mechanism for the plasma and liver triacylglycerol-reducing effects of Japanese torreya (Torreya nucifera) seed oil containing sciadonic acid (all-cis-5, 11, 14-eicosatrienoic acid) is reported. Male SD rats were fed experimental diets containing 10% torreya, corn, or soybean oil for 4 weeks, and the activities and mRNA expression of the enzymes involved in lipid metabolism were measured in the liver. The activities of some hepatic enzymes involved in fatty acid synthesis were lower in the rats fed torreya oil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-233
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume71
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 30

Keywords

  • Eicosatrienoic acid
  • Lipid metabolism
  • Non-methylene-interrupted polyunsaturated fatty acid
  • Sciadonic acid
  • Torreya nucifera

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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