Fructose-1,6-bisphosphate reduces ATP loss from hypoxic astrocytes.

  title={Fructose-1,6-bisphosphate reduces ATP loss from hypoxic astrocytes.},
  author={George Ann Gregory and Frank A Welsh and Albert CH Yu and Pak Hoo Chan},
  journal={Brain research},
  volume={516 2},
Hypoxia caused injury and metabolic dysfunction of astrocytes, as indicated by a time-dependent loss of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) activity and ATP content. The combination of 3.5 mM fructose-1,6-bisphosphate (FBP) and 7.5 mM glucose (GLC) reduced the decrease of ATP and prevented the loss of LDH. These data indicate that the combination of GLC + FBP protects astrocytes from hypoxia. The results also suggest that the maintainance of ATP concentration is the mechanism by which FBP prevents… CONTINUE READING