Journal article

Impaired regulation of hepatic fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase in the New Zealand obese mouse: An acquired defect

S Andrikopoulos, G Rosella, SJ Kaczmarczyk, JD Zajac, J Proietto

METABOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL | W B SAUNDERS CO | Published : 1996

Abstract

Increased hepatic glucose production, a feature of (non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus [NIDDM]), is present at an early age in the New Zealand Obese (NZO) mouse and is associated with impaired suppression of the gluconeogenic enzyme, fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase (FBPase). The aim of this study was to further characterize the abnormality in the regulation of hepatic FBPase in NZO mice versus New Zealand Chocolate (NZC) control mice. At 20 weeks of age, NZO mice have elevated FBPase activity (65.3 +/- 7.9 v 46.7 +/- 5.0 micromol/min/mg protein, P =.07) and protein levels (31.7 +/- 3.1 v 22.5 +/- 2.8 arbitrary units, P < .05), but not mRNA levels (0.18 +/- 0.03 v 0.16 +/- 0.03 arbitrary uni..

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