The Effect of Prolonged Fasting on Total Lipid Synthesis and Enzyme Activities in the Liver of the European Eel (Anguilla anguilla)

S. A. Abraham, Heinz Johs. Max Hansen, F.N. Hansen

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    Abstract

    The extent of fatty acid synthesis from [1-14C]acetate in liver slices was reduced 6-fold when eels were fasted for 1-7 wk and 20-fold when fasted for 39 wk, thereafter hepatic lipogenesis seemed to remain constant for up to 95 wk of fasting. After a 1-3 wk fast some hepatic enzyme activities were reduced (acetyl-CoA carboxylase decreased 2-fold and fatty acid synthetase declined 5-fold); others remained unchanged (G-6-P dehydrogenase, 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase, .alpha.-glycerol phosphate dehydrogenase as well as malic enzyme and ATP-citrate lyase). The optimum temperature for measuring both total lipid synthesis and lipogenic enzyme activity in eel liver was 30.degree. C.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part B: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
    Volume79
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)285-289
    ISSN1096-4959
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1984

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The Effect of Prolonged Fasting on Total Lipid Synthesis and Enzyme Activities in the Liver of the European Eel (Anguilla anguilla)'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this