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Induction of carnitine acetyltransferase by clofibrate in rat liver

Mittal, Balraj and Kurup, CK Ramakrishna (1981) Induction of carnitine acetyltransferase by clofibrate in rat liver. In: Biochemical Journal, 194 (1). pp. 249-255.

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Abstract

Administration of the anti-hypercholesterolaemic drug clofibrate to the rat increases the activity of carnitine acetyltransferase (acetyl-CoA-carnitine -acetyltransferase, EC 2.3.1.7) in liver and kidney. The drug-mediated increase in enzyme activity in hepatic mitochondria shows a time lag during which the activity increases in the microsomal and peroxisomal fractions. The enzyme induced in the particulate fractions is identical with one normally present in mitochondria. The increase in enzyme activity is prevented by inhibitors of RNA and general protein synthesis. Mitochondrial protein-synthetic machinery does not appear to be involved in the process. Immunoprecipitation shows increased concentration of the enzyme protein in hepatic mitochondria isolated from drug-treated animals. In these animals, the rate of synthesis of the enzyme is increased 7-fold.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Portland Press.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Depositing User: Manjula Kadadallimath
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2009 05:19
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:42
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/22616

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