Gluconeogenesis in isolated equine hepatocytes

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  • Published: 1 Jul 2004

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Glucose is an important energy source in equine athletes. However high concentrations of blood glucose has been suggested as a risk factor for bone disorders in young foals and for causing behavioural problems in adults. This project aimed to determine rate of glucose production from propionic acid and some of the factors that could influence the rate. The results presented here are the first reporting of the isolation and of equine liver cells to investigate metabolic processes and the first to report results of the rate of conversion of propionic acid to glucose in equine liver cells. 2004, 14pp, We Pub No W04/113; free web only