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A single oral dose of a polyglucosamine influences the bioavailability of [9-14C]-Oleic acid in adult female Göttingen minipigs

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A single oral dose of a polyglucosamine influences the bioavailability of [9-14C]-Oleic acid in adult female Göttingen minipigs
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BMC Obesity, March 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40608-016-0096-2
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Nicole H. P. Cnubben, Shanti L. Tel, Marleen A. Hemmes, Astrid Langenkamp-Brand, Dimitri Grossouw, Harm T. Jansen, Bert T. H. J. de Bie


Worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980 and is a leading risk for global deaths, profoundly affecting morbidity, mortality, health-care costs, and professional and personal quality of life. Treatment of obesity and its consequences include lifestyle intervention, pharmacotherapy, and bariatric surgery. Polyglucosamines have been proposed as an alternative strategy for treating obesity, by reducing the amount of absorbed fat through interaction with dietary fat through various mechanisms. The objective of this study is to investigate the influence of polyglucosamine on the bioavailability of the model compound [9-(14)C]-oleic acid in female Göttingen minipigs. The study consisted of two treatment groups, each consisting of six adult female Göttingen minipigs with a catheterized vena jugularis to enable frequent blood sampling. One group served as the untreated group (control) and the other group was pre-treated with 2 tablets of 500 mg formoline L112. After 30 min, all animals were dosed orally with [9-(14)C]-oleic acid. Excreta and blood samples were collected for analysis of radioactivity from 48 h pre-dose up to 144 h post-dosing. At sacrifice, the liver and contents of the gastrointestinal tract were collected for radioanalysis. Upon treatment with polyglucosamine (formoline L112), the Tmax of [(14)C]-oleic acid in plasma was shifted from 4 to 16 h, and the Cmax decreased significantly from 14.1 μg/g to 3.3 μg/g. In addition, upon treatment with polyglucosamine the internal exposure to [(14)C]-oleic acid as reflected by the area under the curve during the 0-12 h post-dose time interval (AUC0-12h), is significantly decreased to 32.9 % of the plasma value of [(14)C]-oleic acid in untreated animals. Even up to 24 h post-dose, the AUC0-24h is significantly decreased to 50.7 % of the plasma value in untreated animals and this significant effect is prolonged up to 60 h post-dose. This study shows that treatment with polyglucosamine (formoline L112) reduces (as judged by Cmax & AUC) and delays (as judged by Tmax) fat absorption from the gastrointestinal tract into the systemic circulation and limits peak exposure to free fatty acids which may contribute to a more beneficial condition in overweight humans.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 24 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 13%
Student > Master 3 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 13%
Other 2 8%
Other 4 17%
Unknown 5 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 8%
Sports and Recreations 2 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 4%
Other 5 21%
Unknown 8 33%

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