Effects of growth hormone on pyruvate dehydrogenase activity in intact rat liver and in isolated hepatocytes: comparison with insulin.


The effects of growth hormone and insulin on the activity of pyruvate dehydrogenase were examined in the rat, both in vivo and in isolated hepatocytes. Liver mitochondria isolated from rats killed from five to 45 minutes after injection of 50 micrograms/100 g human growth hormone (hGH) or 25 micrograms/100 g insulin displayed a significant increase in the… (More)