Activation of pyruvate dehydrogenase in perfused rat heart by dichloroacetate (Short Communication).


The activity of pyruvate dehydrogenase was assayed in extracts of rat hearts perfused in vitro with media containing glucose and insulin+/-acetate+/-dichloroacetate. Dichloroacetate (100mum, 1mm or 10mm) increased the activity of pyruvate dehydrogenase in perfusions with glucose or glucose+acetate. Evidence is given that dichloroacetate may facilitate the… (More)


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