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Examination of the structural requirements for proliferation of peroxisomes and mitochondria in mouse liver by hypolipidemic agents, with special emphasis on structural analogues of 2-ethylhexanoic acid.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics.
1987 (English)In: European Journal of Biochemistry, ISSN 0014-2956, E-ISSN 1432-1033, Vol. 163, no 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We have found here that there are clear structural requirements for peroxisome proliferation (monitored as increases in carnitine acetyltransferase activity, cyanide-insensitive palmitoyl-CoA oxidation, catalase and increases in the protein designated PPA 80) in mouse liver. From the investigation of ten structural analogues of 2-ethylhexanoic acid, it could be concluded that the most effective proliferators all have an ethyl group as the substituent on carbon 2 of the main chain, which consists of six carbons. The further observation from this group of compounds that a charged group is required for effective proliferation leads us to speculate that such a group is involved in the molecular mechanism as well. Many, but not all, of the effective peroxisome proliferators in a second group of compounds contain a phenoxy group, often with a substituted alpha carbon. Interestingly, the 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic and 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acids are both effective peroxisome proliferators, but the closely related p-chlorophenoxyacetic acid is inactive in this respect, indicating that the chlorine atom at position 2 must be essential to the process in these cases. The results presented here also indicate that the structural requirements for proliferation of mitochondria are similar to those for proliferation of peroxisomes. Certainly, the most effective peroxisome proliferators also cause large increases in 'mitochondrial' protein and cytochrome oxidase activity, i.e. there is an obvious qualitative correlation.

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1987. Vol. 163, no 2
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-129557PubMedID: 3028804OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-129557DiVA, id: diva2:923061
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