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The association between free fatty acid concentrations and triglyceride-rich lipoproteins in the post-prandial state is altered by a common deletion polymorphism of the apo B signal peptide.
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To investigate whether there were associations between the free fatty acid (FFA) response during a fat tolerance test and changes in concentrations of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins 57 healthy Caucasian men between 57 and 70 years of age underwent a fat tolerance test lasting 8 h. FFA concentrations initially decreased from 0.75 +/- 0.03 to 0.64 +/- 0.03 mmol/l at 2 h and thereafter increased to 1.2 +/- 0.04 mmol/l at 8 h. Maximum FFA concentration was the only significant determinant of 8 h triglyceride-rich lipoprotein (TGRLP) concentrations (pooled chylomicron and VLDL fractions d < 1.006) (TGRLP-TG r = 0.33, P = 0.012; TGRLP apo B r = 0.37, P = 0.004; TGRLP cholesterol r = 0.38, P = 0.004). The strength of the association between FFA and TGRLP was affected by the apo B signal peptide genotype. Only in individuals who were homozygous for the 27 amino acid (SP27 or I) allele of the apo B signal peptide were there significant associations between maximum FFA concentration quartile and 8 h TGRLP concentration (P value for linear trend = 0.025). In this genotypic group there were lower HDL cholesterol concentrations (1.16 mmol/l compared to 1.38 mmol/ in subjects either heterozygous or homozygous for the SP24 [D] allele; P = 0.005) and there was a trend toward increased 8 h TGRLP concentrations. We propose that the association between post-prandial FFA. concentrations and post-prandial TGRLP concentrations in individuals who are homozygous for the SP27 allele may be linked to the increased prevalence of ischemic heart disease (IHD) in this genotypic group.
|Title:||The association between free fatty acid concentrations and triglyceride-rich lipoproteins in the post-prandial state is altered by a common deletion polymorphism of the apo B signal peptide|
|Keywords:||apolipoprotein B, free fatty acid, genotype, triglyceride, triglyceride-rich lipoprotein, CORONARY-ARTERY DISEASE, MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION SURVIVORS, APOLIPOPROTEIN-B, ENDOPLASMIC-RETICULUM, INSULIN-RESISTANCE, GENE POLYMORPHISMS, GLUCOSE-TOLERANCE, SECRETION, PLASMA, METABOLISM|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science|
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