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Obrowsky, S; Chandak, PG; Patankar, JV; Povoden, S; Schlager, S; Kershaw, EE; Bogner-Strauss, JG; Hoefler, G; Levak-Frank, S; Kratky, D.
Adipose triglyceride lipase is a TG hydrolase of the small intestine and regulates intestinal PPARα signaling.
J Lipid Res. 2013; 54(2):425-435 [OPEN ACCESS]
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Chandak Prakash Gopal Das
Hoefler Gerald
Kratky Dagmar
Levak Sanja
Obrowsky Sascha
Patankar Jay Vasant
Rainer Silvia
Schlager Stefanie

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Adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL) is the rate-limiting enzyme mediating triglyceride (TG) hydrolysis. The lack of ATGL results in TG accumulation in multiple tissues, underscoring the critical role of ATGL in maintaining lipid homeostasis. Recent evidence suggests that ATGL affects TG metabolism via activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPARα). To investigate specific effects of intestinal ATGL on lipid metabolism we generated mice lacking ATGL exclusively in the intestine (ATGLiKO). We found decreased TG hydrolase activity and increased intracellular TG content in ATGLiKO small intestines. Intragastric administration of [(3)H]trioleate resulted in the accumulation of radioactive TG in the intestine, whereas absorption into the systemic circulation was unchanged. Intraperitoneally injected [(3)H]oleate also accumulated within TG in ATGLiKO intestines, indicating that ATGL mobilizes fatty acids from the systemic circulation absorbed by the basolateral side from the blood. Down-regulation of PPARα target genes suggested modulation of cholesterol absorption by intestinal ATGL. Accordingly, ATGL deficiency in the intestine resulted in delayed cholesterol absorption. Importantly, this study provides evidence that ATGL has no impact on intestinal TG absorption but hydrolyzes TGs taken up from the intestinal lumen and systemic circulation. Our data support the role of ATGL in modulating PPARα-dependent processes also in the small intestine.
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Animals -
Biological Transport -
Cholesterol - metabolism
Down-Regulation -
Fatty Acids, Nonesterified - metabolism
Feces - chemistry
Gene Knockout Techniques -
Homeostasis -
Intestinal Absorption -
Intestine, Small - cytology
Lipase - deficiency
Male -
Mice -
Organ Specificity -
PPAR alpha - metabolism
Signal Transduction -
Triglycerides - blood

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triglyceride absorption
cholesterol absorption
peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha target genes
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