Effects of an early life diet containing large phospholipid-coated lipid globules on hepatic lipid metabolism in mice

Onne A. H. O. Ronda, Bert J. M. van de Heijning, Ingrid Martini, Albert Gerding, Justina C. Wolters, Ydwine T. van der Veen, Martijn Koehorst, Angelika Jurdzinski, Rick Havinga, Eline M. van der Beek, Folkert Kuipers, Henkjan J. Verkade*

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We recently reported that feeding mice in their early life a diet containing a lipid structure more similar to human milk (eIMF, Nuturis) results in lower body weights and fat mass gain upon high fat feeding in later life, compared to control (cIMF). To understand the underlying mechanisms, we now explored parameters possibly involved in this long-term effect. Male C57BL/6JOlaHsd mice, fed rodent diets containing eIMF or cIMF from postnatal (PN) day 16–42, were sacrificed at PN42. Hepatic proteins were measured using targeted proteomics. Lipids were assessed by LC–MS/MS (acylcarnitines) and GC-FID (fatty-acyl chain profiles). Early life growth and body composition, cytokines, and parameters of bile acid metabolism were similar between the groups. Hepatic concentrations of multiple proteins involved in β-oxidation (+ 17%) the TCA cycle (+ 15%) and mitochondrial antioxidative proteins (+ 28%) were significantly higher in eIMF versus cIMF-fed mice (p < 0.05). Hepatic l-carnitine levels, required for fatty acid uptake into the mitochondria, were higher (+ 33%, p < 0.01) in eIMF-fed mice. The present study indicates that eIMF-fed mice have higher hepatic levels of proteins involved in fatty acid metabolism and oxidation. We speculate that eIMF feeding programs the metabolic handling of dietary lipids.

Originele taal-2English
Aantal pagina's14
TijdschriftScientific Reports
Nummer van het tijdschrift1
StatusPublished - 1-dec-2020

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