Midori Ando

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Food deprivation (FD) induces hepatic steatosis in both rodents and humans. Although body composition, age, and sex influence hepatic triglyceride (TG) levels after FD, whether feeding patterns affect FD-induced liver TG increases is unknown. We hypothesized that restricted feeding (RF) of 1 meal per day during the active or inactive period (especially the(More)
Although fasting induces hepatic triglyceride (TG) accumulation in both rodents and humans, little is known about the underlying mechanism. Because parasympathetic nervous system activity tends to attenuate the secretion of very-low-density-lipoprotein-triglyceride (VLDL-TG) and increase TG stores in the liver, and serum cholinesterase activity is elevated(More)
The effect of dietary vitamin E on in vivo and in vitro damage by methyl ethyl ketone peroxide (MEKP) to cytochrome P-450 and its associated enzymatic activity was studied. In vivo, MEKP damaged microsomal cytochrome P-450 and cytochrome P-450-mediated peroxidases in vitamin E-deficient rat liver. Dietary vitamin E treatment of rats protected the microsomal(More)
Some new aspects of damage to cytochrome P-450 peroxidase activities by a toxic peroxide were investigated. Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide (MEKP) damage to cytochrome P-450 and inhibition of cytochrome P-450-mediated peroxidase activities were studied. In vivo, hepatic microsomal NADH- and NADPH-peroxidase activities were induced in rats by phenobarbital and(More)
Although it is known that a low-protein diet induces hepatic triglyceride (TG) accumulation in both rodents and humans, little is known about the underlying mechanism. In the present study, we modeled hepatic TG accumulation by inducing dietary protein deficiency in mice and aimed to determine whether certain amino acids could prevent low-protein(More)
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