Accession Number:

AD0613106

Title:

TISSUE ENZYME RESPONSE TO COLD AND TO HYPERPHAGIA IN THE RAT,

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UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO LONDON

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Report Date:

1964-06-16

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

In rats exposed to cold 5C for 14 days the activities of liver arginase, alanine-transaminase, and glucose-6phosphatase and of kidney phosphate-activated glutaminase were increased. In animals with a comparable hyperphagia due to bilateral ablation of the ventromedial region of the hypothalamus there was a smaller although significant increase in activity of kidney glutaminase but, in contrast to the effect of cold exposure, there was a significant decrease of liver alanine-transaminase activity and no apparent effect upon the activities of liver arginase or glucose-6-phosphatase. It is concluded that changes of enzyme activities in cold-exposed rats are not simply an adaptation to the increased nutrient flow consequent upon the hyperphagia induced. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE