We investigated the contributions of dietary fat and dietary carbohydrate to the development of fatty liver induced by western diet (WD). Compared with WD-fed wild type (WT) mice, livers of WD-fed ChREBP-/- mice showed lipid droplets of varying sizes around the hepatic lobules, while hepatic triglyceride and cholesterol contents were only modestly decreased. Inflammation and fibrosis were suppressed in ChREBP-/- mice. In addition, compared with WD-fed WT mice, ChREBP-/- mice showed decreased β-oxidation, ketogenesis and FGF21 production, increased intestinal lipid absorption, and decreased VLDL secretion. These findings suggest that dietary fat and carbohydrate contribute differently to the development of fatty liver.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 12-06-2015|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology