Mariusz M Zydowo

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The changes in adenine nucleotide concentration induced by acetate were investigated in rat liver in situ and in isolated rat hepatocytes. Adenosine monophosphate (AMP) concentration increased approximately threefold within 15 minutes after intraperitoneal injection of sodium acetate. A small but significant decrease in adenosine triphosphate (ATP)(More)
Some enzyme activities and metabolic features of the black Ma melanotic, brown MI melanotic and Ab amelanotic melanomas of hamster were investigated. The activities of hexokinase and phosphofructokinase were similar in all three melanomas, the activity of NAD-dependent glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase was higher in the amelanotic melanoma and that of(More)
1. Alanine inhibits rabbit muscle AMP-deaminase while aspartate, histidine and glutamate are ineffective. 2. The degree and type of inhibition of AMP-deaminase by alanine depend on pH; at pH 6.5 alanine behaves like an allosteric effector exerting a negative heterotropic effect. At pH 7.0 the inhibition is non-competitive, Ki being as high as 19 mM. 3. The(More)
In contrast to cardiac purine metabolism, little is known about pyrimidine catabolism in heart. We therefore investigated uridine and uracil formation in ischemic rat and human hearts. Human donor hearts accumulated uridine 3 x (P < 0.05) before implantation. Hearts released this pyrimidine during implantation or correction of cardiac defects. During the(More)
The release of lactate, phosphate and purine catabolites from the heart in adult and children undergoing cardiac surgery was recorded. The compounds were determined in the coronary effluent collected during subsequent infusions of cardioplegic solution into the coronary root. As compared to the infusion just after onset of ischemia, both in adults and(More)
The activity of α-glycerophosphate shuttle in homogenate and in a reconstructed system (isolated mitochondria and cytoplasm) from rat skeletal muscle is presented. The influence of some inhibitors of mitochondria) α-glycerosphate dehydrogenase on the activity α-glycerophosphate shuttle is demonstrated. The possible operativity of α-glycerophosphate shuttle(More)