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Overexpression of acyl-coA binding protein and its effects on the flux of free fatty acids in McA-RH 7777 cells.

Authors: Yang, Y  Pritchard, PH  Bhuiyan, J  Seccombe, DW  Moghadasian, MH 
Citation: Yang Y, etal., Lipids. 2001 Jun;36(6):595-600.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:11485163

Overexpression of acyl-CoA binding protein (ACBP) was induced in a rat hepatoma cell line (McA-RH 7777) by stable integration of rat ACBP cDNA. The transfected cells (ACBP-27) had 3.5-fold higher concentrations of ACBP than control cells (14 vs. 4 ng/microg DNA). Both ACBP-27 and control cells were cultured in the presence of various concentrations of radiolabeled palmitic acid; and the effects of ACBP on lipogenesis and beta-oxidation were studied. Incubation of the cells with 100 microM palmitic acid resulted in 42% greater incorporation of the fatty acid in ACBP-27 cells as compared to that in the control cells. This increased incorporation of the fatty acid was observed predominantly in the triglyceride fraction. Higher concentrations of palmitic acid (200 to 400 microM) were associated with a significant decrease in the production of 14CO2 in the ACBP-27 cell line than in the control cells, while lower concentrations had no effect. Our data suggest a role for ACBP in the partitioning of fatty acids between esterification reactions leading to the formation of neutral lipids and beta-oxidation. ACBP may play a regulatory role by influencing this important branch point in intermediary lipid metabolism.


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RGD ID: 2316274
Created: 2010-02-03
Species: All species
Last Modified: 2010-02-03
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