On the stimulation of respiration by alpha-adrenergic agonists in perfused rat liver
Interactions between phenylephrine-induced oxygen consumption, lactate and pyruvate output, and urea and glucose production were examined in perfused livers from fed or 48-h-fasted rats. Within 2 min of phenylephrine infusion, oxygen consumption in perfused livers was increased by approximately 40%. Increases in oxygen consumption induced by phenylephrine were essentially abolished in the presence of carboxyatractyloside, whereas those induced by dinitrophenol were still evident. Phenylephrine-induced increases in oxygen consumption were accompanied by enhanced rates of gluconeogenesis and ureogenesis in livers from fed or 48-h-fasted animals. These data indicate that phenylephrine-induced increases in respiration in perfused rat liver may result from an enhanced rate of mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation in response to an increased cellular energy requirement.
|Authors||Taylor, W. M.;Van de Pol, E.;Bygrave, F. L. :|
|Publisher Name||Eur J Biochem|
|URL link to publisher's version||http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=2869945|