In vivo cholesterol removal from liver microsomes induces changes in fatty acid desaturase activities.


Rats fed a 1% cholesterol and 0.5% cholate diet for 21 days were transferred to a sterol-free diet after variable periods of time. The effect of cholesterol removal on liver microsomal composition and fatty acid desaturases was studied. Some changes were already observed after 1 day. However, after 21 days of a sterol-free diet, the cholesterol content of… (More)


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