The Hypocholesterolemic Effect of Germinated Brown Rice Involves the Upregulation of the Apolipoprotein A1 and Low-Density Lipoprotein Receptor Genes
Changes in rat hepatic expression of (a) the low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDL-R) gene and (b) the apolipoprotein A1 (APO A1) gene after 4 weeks of the dietary intervention. The figure shows the effect of germinated brown rice (GBR) on the expression levels of the LDL-R and APO A1 genes in type 2 diabetic rats after 4 weeks of the intervention compared with the effects of brown rice (BR) and white rice (WR) (/group). The data represent the means of each group, and the error bars represent the SDs. Bars with different letters are significantly different (). The groupings are the same as in Figure 1.