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Sex specific differences in hepatic and plasma lipid profiles in healthy cats pre and post spaying and neutering: relationship with feline hepatic lipidosis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Veterinary Research, August 2017
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Title
Sex specific differences in hepatic and plasma lipid profiles in healthy cats pre and post spaying and neutering: relationship with feline hepatic lipidosis
Published in
BMC Veterinary Research, August 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12917-017-1152-y
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Authors

Chiara Valtolina, Arie B. Vaandrager, Robert P. Favier, Maidina Tuohetahuntila, Anne Kummeling, Isabelle Jeusette, Jan Rothuizen, Joris H. Robben

Abstract

A link between lipid metabolism and disease has been recognized in cats. Since hepatic lipidosis is a frequent disorder in cats, the aim of the current study was to evaluate liver and plasma lipid dimorphism in healthy cats and the effects of gonadectomy on lipid profiling. From six female and six male cats plasma and liver lipid profiles before and after spaying/neutering were assessed and compared to five cats (three neutered male and two spayed female) diagnosed with hepatic lipidosis. Intact female cats had a significantly lower level of plasma triacylglycerides (TAG) and a higher liver level of the long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid arachidonic acid (AA) compared to their neutered state. Both male and female cats with lipidosis had a higher liver, but not plasma TAG level and an increased level of plasma and liver sphingomyelin compared to the healthy cats. Although lipid dimorphism in healthy cats resembles that of other species, intact female cats show differences in metabolic configuration that could predispose them to develop hepatic lipidosis. The increased sphingomyelin levels in cats with lipidosis could suggest a potential role in the pathogenesis of hepatic lipidosis in cats.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 18 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 5 28%
Student > Master 4 22%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 11%
Other 2 11%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 6%
Other 3 17%
Unknown 1 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 7 39%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 11%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 6%
Other 2 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 April 2018.
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#8,310,247
of 13,793,900 outputs
Outputs from BMC Veterinary Research
#802
of 2,048 outputs
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#144,345
of 267,975 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Veterinary Research
#17
of 37 outputs
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