The regulation of liver gene expression by carbohydrates is mouse strain specific

Yuling Chi, Dou Yeon Youn, Alus M. Xiaoli, Li Liu, Jacob B. Pessin, Fajun Yang, Jeffrey E. Pessin

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C57BL/6J and BALB/cJ mouse strains were analyzed by deep mRNA sequencing of the liver in the fasted state and following ingestion of standard laboratory mouse chow supplemented with plain drinking water or water containing 20% glucose, sucrose or fructose. Supplementation with these carbohydrates induced unique extents and temporal changes in gene expressions in a strain specific manner. Fructose and sucrose stimulated gene changes peaked at 3 h postprandial, whereas glucose effects peaked at 12 h postprandial in C57BL/6J mice and at 6 h postprandial in BABL/cJ mice. Network analyses revealed that fructose changed genes were primarily involved in lipid metabolism and were more complex in C57BL/6J than in BALB/cJ mice. These data demonstrate that there are qualitative and quantitative differences in the normal physiological responses of the liver between these two strains of mice and C57BL/6J is more sensitive to sugar intake than BALB/cJ.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Nov 11 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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