Figure 1. The mRNA of hepatic SREBP-2, HMG-CoA-R, LDL-R, liver X receptor (LXR) and cholesterol- 7α-hydroxylase (CYP7A1) in hamsters fed the control diet, and two experimental diets supplemented with containing 1% mung bean (MB-1) and 2% mung bean (MB-2) for the 6 weeks. Each group contained 10 hamsters. MBP could up-regulate the production of mRNA HMGR and CYP7A1 levels, but no significant effect on hepatic SREBP-2, LDL-R and LXRα in hamsters


Mung Bean Protein Increases Plasma Cholesterol by up-regulation of Hepatic HMG-CoA Reductase, and CYP7A1 in mRNA Levels

Yang Yao, Yingying Zhu, Guixing Ren

Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2014, 2(11), 770-775 doi:10.12691/jfnr-2-11-2