Table 4

Fecal bile acids and neutral sterols in hamsters treated with G. lucidum and lovastatin (nmol/g dry feces/d)

Bile acids

Neutral Sterols


Group

C

LC

DC

CDC

UDC

Total BA

COP-ol

COP-3-one

CHOL erol

CHOL anol

Total NS


Control

15.0

14.3

10.7

5.1

1.7

46.7

11.5

ND

7.2

18.4

37.1

Lovastatin

15.0

12.8

11.6

6.2

1.6

47.1

12.0

ND

6.7

18.9

37.6

Gl (2.5%)

16.9

16.2

14.3

8.5a

1.9

57.8a

11.7

4.2a

7.7

16.9

40.6

Gl (5%)

12.2

13.9

12.0

6.4

1.4

45.8

12.0

7.8a

7.0

14.1a

41.0


Feces were collected quantitatively at the conclusion of the experiment (D18). C, cholate; LC, lithocholate; DC, deoxycholate; CDC, chenodeoxycholate, UDC, Ursodeoxycholate; COP, coprostan; CHOL, cholest; BA, bile acids; NS, neutral sterols. ND, not detected. Values represent mean of 6 determinations. aSignificantly different from the control (P < 0.05), students unpaired, 2-tailed t-test, equal variances. No statistical trends (P < 0.10) existed in the data set.

Berger et al. Lipids in Health and Disease 2004 3:2   doi:10.1186/1476-511X-3-2

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