Glycerol kinase activity in adipose tissue of obese rats and mice: Effects of diet composition

J. S. Stern, J. Hirsch, A. Drewnowski

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Abstract

Glycerol kinase activity was measured in isolated fat cells from Zucker obese (fa/fa) rats, obese (ob/ob) mice, mice made obese by gold-thioglucose (GTG), yellow obese (Ay/a) mice, as well as their appropriate lean controls. Glycerol kinase activity per fat cell was elevated in all obese rodents relative to lean controls, and was generally correlated with adipose cell size. Enzyme activity was higher following high fat than following high carbohydrate feeding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)714-720
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nutrition
Volume113
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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