Metabolism of apolipoprotein A-II containing triglyceride rich ApoB lipoproteins in humans

N.K. Desai, Esther Ooi, P.D. Mitchell, J. Furtado, F.M. Sacks

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    © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. Objective: To characterize human triglyceride-rich lipoproteins (TRL) with and without apoA-II and to study their metabolism invivo. Methods: Plasma from 11 participants on a controlled diet given a bolus infusion of [D5]l-phenylalanine to label apoB was combined into four pools and applied to anti-apoA-II immunoaffinity columns. Fractions with and without apoA-II were separated into VLDL and IDL by ultracentrifugation; lipids and apolipoproteins were measured. For kinetic measurements, apoB was isolated and hydrolyzed to the constituent amino acids. Tracer enrichment was measured by GCMS. Metabolic rates were determined by SAAM-II. Results: VLDL and IDL with apoA-II comprised 7% and 9% of total VLDL and IDL apoB respectively. VLDL with apoA-II was enriched in apoC-III, apoE, and cholesterol compared to VLDL without apoA-II. Mean apoB FCR of VLDL with apoA-II was significantly lower than for VLDL without apoA-II (2.80±0.96 pools/day v.s. 5.09±1.69 pools/day, P=0.009). A higher percentage of VLDL with apoA-II was converted to IDL than was cleared from circulation, compared to VLDL without apoA-II (96±8% vs. 45±22%; P=0.007). The rate constants for conversion of VLDL to IDL were similar for VLDL with and without apoA-II. Thus, a very low rate constant for clearance accounted for the lower FCR of VLDL with apoA-II. Conclusion: VLDL with apoA-II represents a small pool of VLDL particles that has a slow FCR and is predominantly converted to IDL rather than cleared from the circulation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)326-333
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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