MicroRNAs regulating lipid metabolism in atherogenesis.
New York City, United States. In Thromb Haemost, Apr 2012
By repressing a variety of genes involved in cholesterol export and fatty acid oxidation, including ABCA1, CROT, CPT1, HADHB and PRKAA1, miR-33a/b act in concert with their host genes to boost cellular sterol levels.
A Novel Mutation in CPT1A Resulting in Hepatic CPT Deficiency.
Lille, France. In Jimd Rep, 2011
In early childhood, the patient developed a life-threatening episode (hypoketotic hypoglycemia, liver cytolysis, and hepatomegaly) evocative of a mitochondrial fatty acid oxidation disorder, and presented deficient fibroblast carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1 (CPT1) activity and homozygosity for the c.1783 C > T nucleotide substitution on exon 15 of CPT1A (p.R595W mutant).
Hypothalamic fatty acid metabolism mediates the orexigenic action of ghrelin.
A Coruña, Spain. In Cell Metab, 2008
Here, we use pharmacological and genetic approaches to demonstrate that the physiological orexigenic response to ghrelin involves specific inhibition of fatty acid biosynthesis induced by AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) resulting in decreased hypothalamic levels of malonyl-CoA and increased carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1 (CPT1) activity.