Jan 24, 1998

Prior muscular contraction enhances disposal of glucose analog in the liver and muscle

Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
M MatsuhisaY Yamasaki


To noninvasively investigate in vivo glucose disposal in muscle and liver after exercise, 19F magnetic resonance spectroscopy (19F-MRS) was applied using 3-fluoro-3-deoxy-D-glucose (3FDG) as a metabolic probe. After 30 minutes of muscle contraction of rabbit hindlimb by a 1-Hz electrical stimulation, 3FDG 250 mg/kg was injected intravenously and 19F-MRS was performed on the postcontracted hindlimb or the liver. Rabbits subjected to muscle contraction showed 1.5- and 1.7-fold higher peaks for 3FDG signal intensity in the liver and muscle than those not subjected to it. 3FDG was converted to 3-fluoro-3-deoxy-gluconic acid (3FGA) in the muscle and liver, and 3FDG oxidation was not affected by muscle contraction. During intraportal 3FDG infusion for 120 minutes at a dose of 2 mg x kg-1 x min-1 after termination of muscle contraction, the postcontracted rabbits showed a continuous increase in the signal intensity of 3FDG and a 2.1-fold higher total signal intensity of 3FDG than those not subjected to muscle contraction. In conclusion, 19F-MRS allows direct noninvasive observation of 3FDG disposal in rabbit muscle and liver. The increased intensity of 3FDG in the liver after muscle contraction suggests that exercise enhances disposal...Continue Reading

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