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Fig. 2 | Lipids in Health and Disease

Fig. 2

From: Evaluation of serum free fatty acids in chronic renal failure: evidence from a rare case with undetectable serum free fatty acids and population data

Fig. 2

Analysis of gene expression and the 24-h urinary total proteins. a The mRNA expression of three key enzymes in FFA metabolism. Compared with 30 age-matched healthy males, LPL expression increased 1.49-fold but HL expression decreased 3.38-fold. FASN expression had no significant change. b Serum FFAs decreased in patients with proteinuria, and showed a decrease tendency with proteinuria aggravating. c Serum FFAs have a negative correlation with 24 h-TP. **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001, Q1–4 indicated the quartile of 24 h-TP. FFA, free fatty acids; LPL, lipoprotein lipase; HL, hepatic lipase; FASN, fatty acid synthase; 24 h-TP, 24-h urinary total protein

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