J V van der Leest

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A measuring system is described for the determination of oxygen consumption (Vo2) and carbon dioxide production (Vco2) in swimming rats. Vo2 and Vco2 were measured by means of an O2-analyzer (Ametek S3A) and a mass spectrometer (Balzers QMG 511), respectively, combined with a gas flow meter. The measurements were made in a 5-1 metabolic chamber on top of a(More)
In this study the influence of epinephrine (E) on oxygen consumption, overall energy metabolism, and substrate utilization in rats has been investigated. Therefore E was infused at rates of 20, 35, and 50 ng/min for 40 min. Infusion of the solvent, saline, served as control experiment. Before, during, and after the infusion, VO2, as parameter for total(More)
Subcellular fractionation of rabbit pancreatic acini was performed to study the distribution of endogenous substrates for protein kinase C. Substrates for protein kinase C were found to be predominantly low molecular mass proteins of cytosolic origin. At least three of these soluble substrates, with molecular masses of 17-19 kDa, were relatively heavily(More)
The influence of 48 hours of starvation on sympathoadrenal regulation of nutrient utilization was investigated in rats. To assess the role of alpha- and beta-adrenoceptors, rats were studied during alpha- and beta-blockade. Energy metabolism was measured using indirect calorimetry before, during, and after moderate swimming exercise (approximately 60%(More)
The effect of intravenously applied (-)-adrenaline, taken up by and released from sympathetic nerves, on swimming exercise-induced noradrenaline overflow in permanently cannulated adrenal demedullated rats was studied. Adrenaline (100 ng/min) was infused for 2 h, during which a plasma concentration of 500 pg/ml (approximately 2.5 nM) was reached. One hour(More)
alpha- and beta-adrenoceptors play a key role in the regulation of nutrient supply to working muscles during exercise. To assess their influence in the regulation of substrate utilization, rats were studied during alpha- or beta-adrenoceptor blockade. Energy metabolism was studied by means of indirect calorimetry before, during, and after moderate swimming(More)
The effects of chronic intragastric administration of the anorectic agent d-fenfluramine on energy metabolism and nutrient concentrations were investigated at rest and during swimming. Rats were provided with permanent cannulas for blood sampling and intragastric administration of d-fenfluramine or saline. Energy expenditure and nutrient and hormone(More)
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