, Volume 40, Issue 12, pp 1373–1375 | Cite as

Cholesterol content and cholesterol esterifying activity of various organs in guinea pigs

  • F. R. Heller
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In various organs of the guinea pig, the total cholesterol content of an organ was significantly correlated with the percentage of esterified cholesterol present in this organ. Cholesterol esterifying capacity was shown in most organs, with highest activities in the adrenals, the spleen and the liver. The significant correlation found between the cholesteryl ester content of an organ and its acyl cholesterol acyltransferase activity suggests a possible role of this enzyme in determining the level of the total and esterified cholesterol in a tissue.

Key words

Guinea pig cholesterol content cholesterol esterifying capacity cholesterol, total cholesterol, esterified acyl cholesterol acyltransferase 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. R. Heller
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de PharmacothérapieUniversité Catholique de LouvainBruxelles(Belgium)

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