Seiichiro Higashi

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Circadian rhythms of important enzymes involved in the conversion of cholesterol to bile acids [sterol 12alpha-hydroxylase (12alpha-hydroxylase) and cholesterol 7alpha-hydroxylase (7alpha-hydroxylase)] and an albumin site D-binding protein (DBP) were examined in rats. When the animals were fed freely, they usually ate in the dark and the circadian rhythms(More)
Supplementation with sphingomyelin has been reported to have beneficial effects on disease prevention and health maintenance. However, compared with glycerolipids, intact sphingomyelin and ceramides are poorly absorbed. Therefore, if the bioavailability of dietary sphingomyelin is increased, then the dose administered can be reduced. This study was designed(More)