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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Nutrition|
|State||Published - 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science
- Medicine (miscellaneous)