Article Text

PDF

Effect of insulin induced hypoglycaemia on in vitro uptake of 3-O-methylglucose by rat jejunum.
  1. A K Banerjee,
  2. K Raja,
  3. T J Peters
  1. Division of Clinical Cell Biology, MRC Clinical Research Centre, Harrow, Middlesex.

    Abstract

    Acute hypoglycaemia (less than 2.0 mmol/l) selectively increased in vitro 3-O-methylglucose uptake by rat jejunum. In contrast, uptake of 3H-phenylalanine or 59Fe (III) was unchanged in the hypoglycaemic animals. The hypoglycaemia was accompanied by decreased tissue adenosine nucleotide energy charge. The increased uptake was phlorrhidzin-inhibitable and therefore reflected increased Na+ dependent glucose carrier activity. Cycloheximide did not block the increased 3-O-methylglucose uptake, implying that the mechanism is not the result of increased de novo carrier protein synthesis.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.