Journal article

Disparate metabolic response to fructose feeding between different mouse strains

MK Montgomery, CE Fiveash, JP Braude, B Osborne, SHJ Brown, TW Mitchell, N Turner

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2015

Abstract

Diets enriched in fructose (FR) increase lipogenesis in the liver, leading to hepatic lipid accumulation and the development of insulin resistance. Previously, we have shown that in contrast to other mouse strains, BALB/c mice are resistant to high fat diet-induced metabolic deterioration, potentially due to a lack of ectopic lipid accumulation in the liver. In this study we have compared the metabolic response of BALB/c and C57BL/6 (BL6) mice to a fructose-enriched diet. Both strains of mice increased adiposity in response to FR-feeding, while only BL6 mice displayed elevated hepatic triglyceride (TAG) accumulation and glucose intolerance. The lack of hepatic TAG accumulation in BALB/c mice..

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