Concentrative uptake of alanine in hepatocytes from fed and fasted rats.


The transport of alanine across the liver cell membrane was studied in hepatocytes isolated from fed and 48-h-fasted rats. Aminooxyacetate was used to render alanine nonmetabolizable. The steady-state intracellular-to-extracellular distribution ratio of alanine was maximal at extracellular concentrations below 0.5 mM and was increased from about 10 to about… (More)