Derek Kwaku Pobi Asiedu

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The mechanism behind the hypolipidemic effect of the sulfur-substituted non-beta-oxidizable fatty acid analogue 1,10 bis(carboxymethylthio)decane, also known as 3-thiadicarboxylic acid, was studied in normolipidemic rats. Treatment with 3-thiadicarboxylic acid markedly decreased plasma levels of free fatty acids, triglycerides, and cholesterol. This was(More)
This manuscript describes changes in plasma lipid profiles and parameters of oxidative status in the plasma and liver of rats fed 5 different fatty acids: 95% eicosapentaenoic acid, 92% docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), corn oil (n-6), 1-mono-(carboxymethylthio)-tetradecane (CMTTD) and palmitic acid (controls) for 3 months. At the given doses both EPA and the(More)
The mechanisms behind the hypotriglyceridemic effect of 1,10-bis(carboxymethylthio)decane (3-thiadicarboxylic acid) and tetradecylthioacetic acid and the development of fatty liver caused by 3-tetradecylthiopropionic acid (Aarsland et al. 1989. J. Lipid Res. 30: 1711-1718.) were studied in the rat. Repeated administration of S-substituted(More)
A simple and rapid method for the separation and identification of tissue levels of short chain coenzyme A (CoA) esters by a reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet-visible adsorbance detection is described. Samples of liver, heart and kidney tissues were homogenised in 5% sulfosalicylic acid containing 50 microM of(More)
The mechanism behind the hypolipidemic effect of tetradecylthioacetic acid (CMTTD, a non-beta-oxidizable 3-thia fatty acid) was studied in hamsters fed a high cholesterol diet (2%), which resulted in hyperlipidemia. Treating hyperlipidemic hamsters with CMTTD resulted in a progressive hypocholesterolemic and hypotriacylglycerolemic effect. Decreased plasma(More)
To investigate the importance of factors influencing substrate availability for triacylglycerol biosynthesis on lipoprotein metabolism, the effects of two opposite-acting sulphur-substituted fatty acid analogues, tetradecylthioacetic acid and tetradecylthiopropionic acid were studied. Administration of tetradecylthioacetic acid to rats resulted in a(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate early biochemical changes and possible mechanisms via which alkyl(C12)thioacetic acid (CMTTD, blocked for beta-oxidation), alkyl(C12)thiopropionic acid (CETTD, undergo one cycle of beta-oxidation) and a 3-thiadicarboxylic acid (BCMTD, blocked for both omega- (and beta-oxidation) influence the peroxisomal(More)
A single administration of 3-thiadicarboxylic and tetradecylthioacetic acids stimulates both mitochondrial and peroxisomal beta-oxidation and lowers plasma triacylglycerol levels. An increased rate of mitochondrial beta-oxidation and carnitine palmitoyl-transferase activity was established after 3 h and this was accompanied by a lowering of plasma(More)
The aim of the present study was to elucidate the effects of a single dose of 3-thia fatty acids (tetradecylthioacetic acid and 3-thiadicarboxylic acid) over a 24-hr study period on the expression of genes related to peroxisomal and mitochondrial beta-oxidation in liver of rats. The plasma triglyceride level decreased at 2-4 hr, 4-8 hr, and 8-24 hr,(More)
A practical procedure is described for the quantitative measurement of the amount of acyl units derived from tetradecylthioacetic acid (effecting hypolipemia in rats) and tetradecylthiopropionic acid (effecting hyperlipidemia). The procedure involves three main successive steps: (1) extraction; (2) solid-phase lipid class separation yielding free fatty(More)