Journal article

Fructose Metabolism and Cardiac Metabolic Stress

M Annandale, LJ Daniels, X Li, JPH Neale, AHL Chau, HA Ambalawanar, SL James, P Koutsifeli, LMD Delbridge, KM Mellor

FRONTIERS IN PHARMACOLOGY | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2021

Abstract

Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of mortality in diabetes. High fructose consumption has been linked with the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Serum and cardiac tissue fructose levels are elevated in diabetic patients, and cardiac production of fructose via the intracellular polyol pathway is upregulated. The question of whether direct myocardial fructose exposure and upregulated fructose metabolism have potential to induce cardiac fructose toxicity in metabolic stress settings arises. Unlike tightly-regulated glucose metabolism, fructose bypasses the rate-limiting glycolytic enzyme, phosphofructokinase, and proceeds through glycolysis in an unregulated ..

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