Lucy M. Larkin

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Epinephrine (Epi)- and forskolin (FSK)-stimulated glycogenolysis of skeletal muscle was evaluated in perfused hindlimb isolated from male Fischer 344 (F344) rats, ages 6, 12, and 26 mo. Muscle glycogen stores were reduced by sciatic nerve stimulation and replenished by infusing 10 mM glucose, 500 microU insulin, and 5 microCi [14C]glucose via a left carotid(More)
Although the rat is usually not considered to be sensitive to photoperiod, under some experimental conditions photoperiod responses are unmasked. In addition, we have observed photoperiod-induced changes in body weight gain in lean and obese Zucker rats. In this experiment, body mass, food intake, body composition, brown adipose tissue (BAT) thermogenic(More)
This investigation evaluated the hypothesis that the age-related decline in cold-induced thermogenesis observed in male (F344) rats is associated with altered substrate concentrations of glucose, lactate, and/or liver and muscle glycogen. Body mass-independent O2 consumption, core temperature, and serum glucose and lactate concentrations were measured at(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate insulin-stimulated skeletal muscle glucose uptake in male Fischer 344 rats, age 6, 12, and 27 mo, fed either a sucrose (S: 66.6% sucrose, 17.6% protein, 6.4% fat) or sucrose-free (SF: 66.6% starch, 17.6% protein, 6.4% fat) diet for 3 mo. Skeletal muscle glucose uptake (Rg) in perfused hindlimbs was estimated(More)
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