Journal article

Impaired regulation of hepatic fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase in the New Zealand obese mouse model of NIDDM.

S Andrikopoulos, G Rosella, E Gaskin, A Thorburn, S Kaczmarczyk, JD Zajac, J Proietto

Diabetes | Published : 1993


The New Zealand obese mouse, a model of NIDDM, is characterized by hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, and hepatic and peripheral insulin resistance. The aim of this study was to investigate the biochemical basis of hepatic insulin resistance in NZO mice. Glycolytic and gluconeogenic enzyme activities were measured in fed and overnight fasted 19- to 20-wk-old NZO and control New Zealand chocolate mice. The NZO mice were twice as heavy as the NZC mice. The activity of the glycolytic enzymes glucokinase and pyruvate kinase was higher, whereas that of the gluconeogenic enzymes PEPCK and glucose-6-phosphatase was lower in fed and fasted NZO mice. These enzyme changes are consistent with a normal re..

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