Journal article

Regulation of liver and brain hexose monophosphate dehydrogenases by insulin and dietary intake in the female rat.

RN Martins, GB Stokes, CL Masters

Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry | Published : 1986

Abstract

Liver glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase and phosphogluconate dehydrogenase activities were significantly decreased in both diabetic and fasted rats. Treatment of diabetic rats with insulin resulted in liver glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase and phosphogluconate dehydrogenase activities that were significantly greater than controls. Insulin promoted an increase in food consumption that was blocked by adrenaline. Insulin, when administered together with adrenaline, restored hepatic glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase and phosphogluconate dehydrogenase activities of diabetic animals to control values, without altering food consumption. Brain glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase and phosphogluconate ..

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