INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN CIENCIAS DE LA SALUD
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Lithocholic acid: a new emergent protector of intestinal calcium absorption under oxidant conditions
PEREZ A; TOLOSA DE TALAMONI N. G; MARCHIONATTI AM; RODRÍGUEZ V. A; RIVOIRA M.A
BIOCHEMISTRY AND CELL BIOLOGY
NATL RESEARCH COUNCIL CANADA-N R C RESEARCH PRESS
Lugar: Otawa; Año: 2017 vol. 95 p. 273 - 273
LCA and 1,25(OH)2D3 are vitamin D receptor ligands with different binding affinity. The secosteroid stimulates the intestinal Ca2+ absorption. Whether LCA alters this process remains unknown. The aim of our work was to know the effect of LCA on intestinal Ca2+ absorption in the absence or presence of NaDOC, bile acid that inhibits the cation transport. The data show that LCA by itself did not alter the intestinal Ca2+ absorption, but prevented the inhibitory effect of NaDOC. The concomitant administration of LCA avoided the reduction of intestinal alkaline phosphatase activity caused by NaDOC. In addition, LCA blocked a decrease caused by NaDOC on gene and protein expression of molecules involved in the transcellular pathway of intestinal Ca2+ absorption. The oxidative stress and apoptosis triggered by NaDOC were abrogated by LCA co-treatment. In conclusion, LCA placed in the intestinal lumen protects the intestinal Ca2+ absorption against the inhibitory effects caused by NaDOC. LCA avoids the reduction of the transcellular Ca2+ movement apparently by blocking the oxidative stress and apoptosis triggered by NaDOC, normalizing the gene and protein expression of molecules involved in the Ca2+ movement. Therefore, LCA might become a possible treatment to improve intestinal calcium absorption under oxidant conditions.