Journal article

Acute regulation of glucose transport in a monocyte-macrophage cell line: Glut-3 affinity for glucose is enhanced during the respiratory burst.

N Ahmed, M Kansara, MV Berridge

Biochem J | Published : 1997


Activation of the respiratory burst imposes acute metabolic demands on phagocytic cells. These are met by mobilizing internal energy stores and by increasing the utilization of exogenous energy, including glucose in the circulation. To determine whether the increased glucose uptake that is known to be associated with the respiratory burst involves the regulation of glucose transporter molecules, the intrinsic transport properties of glucose transporters on the macrophage cell line RAW 264.7 were determined after activation with PMA, N-formyl-methionine-leucine-phenylalanine (fMLP) and the cytokines granulocyte/macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) and interleukin 3 (IL-3). Treatment ..

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