Dietary fatty acids affecting hepatic metabolism and atherosclerosis – mechanisms unravelled using a proteomics approach


  • Guillermo Rodríguez Gutiérrez Rowett Research Institute, Division of Vascular Health
  • Baukje de Roos Rowett Research Institute, Division of Vascular Health



Atherosclerosis, Dietary fatty acids, Extra virgin olive oils, Hepatic lipid metabolism, Proteomics


Dietary fatty acids play an important role in the aetiology of coronary heart disease. The effects of dietary fatty acids on lipoprotein metabolism are well described, but additional or alternative mechanisms relating to potential influence on coronary heart disease are not known. This review describes how proteomics techniques have been used to identify proteins that are differentially regulated by dietary fatty acids. Such proteins may reveal pathways by which dietary fatty acids influence disease risk.


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Rodríguez Gutiérrez G, de Roos B. Dietary fatty acids affecting hepatic metabolism and atherosclerosis – mechanisms unravelled using a proteomics approach. grasasaceites [Internet]. 2009Mar.30 [cited 2023Feb.6];60(1):28-32. Available from: