Research Article

The Hypocholesterolemic Effect of Germinated Brown Rice Involves the Upregulation of the Apolipoprotein A1 and Low-Density Lipoprotein Receptor Genes

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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.