Effects of octopine on the serum cholesterol level in rats

Minoru Sato, Toshiki Nakano, Masaaki Takeuchi, Nobuhiro Kanno, Eizou Nagahisa, Yoshikazu Sato, Yoshiki Kobatake

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The effects of dietary octopine, which is one of the major extractive component of marine molluscs, on the level of serum and liver cholesterol of rats fed with cholesterol-enriched or cholesterol-free diets were investigated. Dietary supplementation with 1.5% octopine in a cholesterol-enriched diet significantly decreased the serum total- and VLDL + LDL-cholesterol levels and by contrary increased the serum HDL-cholesterol level in rats. The same tendency was observed in the rats fed with 1.5% octopine in a cholesterol-free diet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-156
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan


  • Cholesterol-lowering action
  • Hypocholesterolemic action
  • Octopine
  • Opine
  • Rat


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