Clofibrate and di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate increase ubiquinone contents without affecting cholesterol levels.

@article{berg1994ClofibrateAD,
  title={Clofibrate and di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate increase ubiquinone contents without affecting cholesterol levels.},
  author={Fredrik {\AA}berg and E. L. Appelkvist},
  journal={Acta biochimica Polonica},
  year={1994},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={
          321-9
        }
}
Induction studies were performed on liver, muscle, heart, brain and blood by feeding Sprague-Dawley rats a diet containing a peroxisome proliferator, clofibrate or di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate. Ingestion of these drugs resulted in an increase in the amount of two different types of ubiquinone homologues UQ9 and UQ10 found in rat. Phthalate proved to be the more effective drug, leading to a highly increased amount of ubiquinone in the liver. Increases were also found in all the above-mentioned… 
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