Effects of 2[5(4-chlorophenyl)pentyl]oxirane-2-carboxylate on fatty acid and glucose metabolism in perfused rat hearts determined using iodine-125 16-iodohexadecanoate

H. S A Sherratt, S. J. Gatley, Timothy R DeGrado, C. K. Ng, J. E. Holden

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Long-chain fatty acid oxidation by the isolated perfused rat heart was assayed by external counting using [125I]16-iodohexadecanoic acid as substrate after administration of the hypoketonemic and hypoglycemic compound 2[5(4-chlorophenyl)pentyl]oxirane-2-carboxylate to rats. Glucose metabolism was also assessed by measuring release of tritium from [2-T]glucose. The oxidation of long chain fatty acids was virtually suppressed in hearts from fed or starved rats given 2[5(4-chlorophenyl)pentyl]oxirane-2-carboxylate while glucose utilization was increased 2-2.5 fold.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)653-657
Number of pages5
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 28 1983
Externally publishedYes


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  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology

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