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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Dec 28 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology