Hepatic glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, cholesterogenesis, and serum lipoproteins in liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy

Exp Mol Pathol. 1986 Apr;44(2):169-76. doi: 10.1016/0014-4800(86)90067-5.


Liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy was used as an experimental model for studying mammalian cell division and replication. The rate of cell proliferation in this hyperplastic model was correlated with hepatic de novo synthesis of cholesterol, with the hexose monophosphate shunt pathway of glucose metabolism, and with serum lipoproteins. An increase of hepatic cholesterol esters and of incorporation of tritiated water in cholesterol esters was observed at 24 hr after partial hepatectomy. Partial hepatectomy also resulted in an increase of hepatic glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase and in alteration of serum lipoproteins, primarily due to a selective decline in high density lipoprotein fraction.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cholesterol / biosynthesis*
  • Cholesterol / blood
  • Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
  • Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase / metabolism*
  • Hepatectomy
  • Lipoproteins / blood*
  • Lipoproteins, HDL / blood
  • Liver / enzymology
  • Liver / metabolism*
  • Liver Regeneration*
  • Male


  • Lipoproteins
  • Lipoproteins, HDL
  • Cholesterol
  • Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase