Effects of subacute low level lead exposure on glucose homeostasis.


Administration of low levels of lead (0.001, 0.005 and 0.025 micrograms/g/day p.o.) to neonate rats from age three days to eight weeks failed to alter the activities of hepatic glucose-6-phosphatase, fructose-1,6-diphosphatase, pyruvate carboxylase and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase, the four key gluconeogenic enzymes. Administration of lead at a higher… (More)