Toko Sato

Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University, Edo, Tokyo, Japan

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    ABSTRACT: Hyperlipidemia refers to increase of triglyceride (TG) and/or total cholesterol (T-cho) in blood. Fatty Acids (FAs) have important roles in the lipid metabolism. The aim of this study was to determine the FA composition of plasma lipid fractions in dogs with hyperlipidemia and to evaluate the FA composition as a new diagnostic marker for obesity at early stage. Thirty-nine dogs were classified into healthy or hyperlipidemia based on the criteria to diagnose hyperlipidemia. The blood biochemical values, such as TG, T-cho, glucose, insulin, adiponectin and Non-Esterified Fatty Acid (NEFA) were measured. FA composition profile was performed on GC/MS system. The values of plasma TG, insulin and NEFA of the hyperlipidemia group were significantly higher than that of control group. Hyperlipidemia group tended to show lower concentration of adiponectin. It was found that only the levels of TG and NEFA, but not T-cho increased significantly in early stage of hyperlipidemia. In hyperlipidemia group, percentages of myristic acid (C14:0), parmitoleic acid (C16:1) and oleic acid (C18:1) increased in total FAs. And the percentage of C18:1 increased in NEFA. Indeed, the higher level of insulin and lower adiponectin concentration were seen in hyperlipidemia group. These results suggest that appearance of insulin resistance may be the result of increases of certain FAs in early stage of insulin resistance.
    Full-text · Article · Apr 2013 · Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
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    ABSTRACT: 1,5-anhydro-D-glucitol (1,5AG) is a pyranoid polyol compound found in human circulating blood. Myo-inositol (MI) is a stereoisomer of inositol and serves as a precursor of inositol phospholipids. 1,5AG and MI are filtered by the glomerulus and almost completely reabsorbed through the renal tubules. However, under hyperglycemic conditions, reabsorption through the renal tubules is competitively inhibited because the structures of 1,5AG and MI resemble that of glucose. In this study, we investigated the kinetics of serum and urine 1,5AG and MI levels in healthy dogs. We demonstrated that 1,5AG and MI exist in canine serum and urine by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Under continuous hyperglycemic conditions, the serum 1,5AG concentration in healthy dogs decreased while the serum MI concentration remained unchanged. Urinary excretion of 1,5AG and MI increased significantly after blood glucose concentrations reached 200 to 220 mg/dl. A significant negative correlation was observed between serum 1,5AG and glucose concentrations during hyperglycemia. However, no significant correlation was observed between serum MI and glucose concentrations. In this study, we demonstrated that serum and urine 1,5AG and MI levels were changed by blood glucose concentrations. The serum 1,5AG concentration was decreased by continuous hyperglycemia. However, the serum MI concentration does not reflect hyperglycemia.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2011 · Journal of Veterinary Medical Science