Alterations in serum glucose and hepatic glycogen concentrations during octanoate administration in rabbits.


During continuous administration of sodium octanoate (0.2 M) into weanling and mature rabbits, a significant decrease in serum glucose concentration was observed within 15 minutes after onset of the infusion. This relative hypoglycemia persisted for as long as one hour, after which there was a rebound to normoglycemia. Hepatic glycogen concentrations were… (More)