Acute suppression of hepatic gluconeogenesis by glucose in the intact animal.


Within 2 h after glucose administration to fasting rats the incorporation of radioactive lactate into blood glucose and liver glycogen is decreased. Using tryptophan, which facilitates the study of gluconeogenesis prior to the phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) carboxykinase step by increasing the level of certain hepatic metabolites, we have found that in animals… (More)