An analysis of plasma lipids and lipoprotein fractions was performed over the course of the annual ovarian cycle of the female turtle, Chrysemys picta. Determinations of total plasma triglycerides, cholesterol, vitellogenin and apolipoprotein A-I ŽapoA-I. were made. The lipid and protein composition of the lipoprotein fractions very low density lipoprotein ŽVLDL., low density lipoprotein ŽLDL., high density lipoprotein ŽHDL. and very high density lipoprotein ŽVHDL. were also observed over the same period. Plasma triglyceride and vitellogenin levels were significantly increased in the spring preovulatory period and fall recrudescent phase. Total plasma cholesterol levels were significantly elevated only at the onset of the fall recrudescent phase and apoA-I levels were highest during the postovipositionovarian arrest phase. The triglyceride content of VLDL was highest in preovulatory animals and there were apparent seasonal changes in the expression of apoA-I and apoE of HDLVHDL. We conclude that the coordinate regulation of lipids and protein contributes to seasonal ovarian growth and clearance of lipids from plasma, both of which are most likely under hormonal control. 2001 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.
|Titolo:||seasonal variation in plasma lipids, lipoproteins, apolipoprotein A-I and vitellogenin in the freshwater turtle, Chrysemys picta|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2001|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|