Action of acetaldehyde on glucose metabolism of newborn and adult erythrocytes.

@article{Ninfali1987ActionOA,
  title={Action of acetaldehyde on glucose metabolism of newborn and adult erythrocytes.},
  author={Paolino Ninfali and F. Dalla Palma and Maria Piera Piacentini and Giorgio Fornaini},
  journal={Biology of the neonate},
  year={1987},
  volume={52 5},
  pages={256-63}
}
This paper reports the effect of acetaldehyde on erythrocytes (RBC) of human adults and newborns. Acetaldehyde increases glucose consumption in adult RBC, but has no effect on that of newborn RBC. The compound stimulates the hexose monophosphate shunt and decreases the pyruvate production of the two RBC suspensions. In newborn RBC, acetaldehyde slightly modifies triose-P and fructose-1,6-bisphosphate but has no effect on the ATP/ADP ratio and glucose-1,6-bisphosphate content, which change… CONTINUE READING