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Milk sphingomyelin is more effective than egg sphingomyelin in inhibiting intestinal absorption of cholesterol and fat in rats.
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PMID:  15465755     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We reported previously that egg sphingomyelin (SM) inhibits the intestinal absorption of cholesterol and fat in rats. This study was conducted to compare the relative efficiencies of milk and egg SM in inhibiting intestinal absorption of cholesterol and other lipids. Adult male rats with lymph cannulae were infused at 3.0 mL/h for 8 h via a duodenal catheter with a lipid emulsion (451.7 micromol triolein, 20.7 micromol cholesterol, 33.3 kBq (14)C-cholesterol, 3.1 micromol alpha-tocopherol, and 396.0 micromol sodium taurocholate in 24 mL PBS, pH, 6.5), without SM (controls), or with 80.0 micromol egg SM or milk SM. The lymphatic absorptions of (14)C-cholesterol were significantly lower in rats infused with milk SM (19.5 +/- 1.4% dose) and egg SM (24.4 +/- 1.9% dose) than in those infused with no SM (37.6 +/- 1.8% dose). In addition, the lymphatic outputs of fatty acids and phospholipid were significantly lowered by milk and egg SM. Similarly, the absorption of alpha-tocopherol also was decreased by milk SM (13.6 +/- 1.7% dose) and egg SM (18.3 +/- 2.4% dose) compared with controls (27.0 +/- 1.8% dose). Total lymphatic SM output was not affected by egg SM, but markedly decreased by milk SM, relative to controls. The results indicate that both milk and egg SM markedly inhibit the absorption of cholesterol, fat, and other lipids. However, milk SM is a more potent inhibitor than egg SM. The strong inhibitory effect of milk SM may be associated with the higher degree of saturation and longer chain length of its fatty acyl groups, which may slow the rate of luminal lipolysis, micellar solubilization, and transfer of micellar lipids to the enterocyte.
Sang K Noh; Sung I Koo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nutrition     Volume:  134     ISSN:  0022-3166     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nutr.     Publication Date:  2004 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-06     Completed Date:  2004-11-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404243     Medline TA:  J Nutr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2611-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cholesterol / pharmacokinetics*
Intestinal Absorption / drug effects*
Lipids / pharmacokinetics*
Lymphatic System / drug effects,  metabolism
Rats, Sprague-Dawley
Sphingomyelins / isolation & purification,  pharmacology*
Tocopherols / metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Lipids; 0/Sphingomyelins; 1406-66-2/Tocopherols; 57-88-5/Cholesterol

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