Anna Caseras

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The effects of diet composition and ration size on the activities of key enzymes involved in intermediary metabolism were studied in the liver of gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata). High-carbohydrate, low-protein diets stimulated 6-phosphofructo 1-kinase (EC, pyruvate kinase (EC, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (EC and(More)
To examine the role of glucose-6-phosphatase (G6Pase) in glucose homeostasis in the diabetes-like experimental model of carnivorous fish, we analysed postprandial variations and the effect of starvation, ration size and diet composition on the regulation of G6Pase expression at the enzyme activity and mRNA level in the liver of gilthead sea bream (Sparus(More)
To examine the relationship between structure and function of glucose-6-phosphatase (G6Pase) in fish, we undertook molecular cloning and modulation of G6Pase expression by starvation and refeeding on diets with different nutrient composition in the liver of the carnivorous fish, Sparus aurata. A cDNA encoding the full-length G6Pase catalytic subunit from(More)
Glucose intolerance in carnivorous fish has been attributed to the lack of hepatic glucokinase (GK) activity. Transcription/translation assay and transient transfection of COS-7 cells with a cDNA encoding Sparus aurata liver GK showed the functionality of the enzyme in vitro. The endogenous fish hepatic GK had lower affinity for glucose than the rat enzyme.(More)
A cDNA clone encoding full-length 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase/fructose-2,6-bisphosphatase (6PF-2-K/Fru-2, 6-P2ase) was isolated and sequenced from a Sparus aurata liver cDNA library. The 2527 bp nucleotide sequence of the cDNA contains a 73 bp 5'-untranslated region (5'-UTR), an open reading frame that encodes a 469 amino acid protein and 1041 bp at the(More)
Nutritional regulation of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) mRNA was assessed in liver of gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata). As in mammals, starvation lowered the IGF-I mRNA content, which was recovered by refeeding. However, in contrast to previous observations in rats, neither diet composition nor ration size significantly affected hepatic IGF-I mRNA.(More)
Modulation of 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase/fructose-2,6-bisphosphatase (6PF-2-K/Fru-2,6-P(2)ase) gene expression by diet composition and ration size was studied in the liver of gilthead sea bream, Sparus aurata. From five different types of diet supplied to fish, those with either high carbohydrate/low protein or high carbohydrate/low lipid content stimulated(More)
This study was conducted to determine whether the level of chromic oxide supplemented to diets containing gelatinized starch as the carbohydrate source affects digestibility, body composition, growth performances, and liver enzyme activities in gilthead sea bream, Sparus aurata. Gilthead sea bream fingerlings were fed diets containing gelatinized corn(More)
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