Glucose production and substrate cycle activity in a fasting adapted animal, the northern elephant seal.

@article{Champagne2005GlucosePA,
  title={Glucose production and substrate cycle activity in a fasting adapted animal, the northern elephant seal.},
  author={Cory D Champagne and Dorian S. Houser and Daniel E Crocker},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={208 Pt 5},
  pages={
          859-68
        }
}
During prolonged fasting physiological mechanisms defend lean tissue from catabolism. In the fasting state, glucose is derived solely from gluconeogenesis, requiring some catabolism of amino acids for gluconeogenic substrates. This creates a conflict in animals undergoing fasts concurrently with metabolically challenging activities. This study investigated glucose metabolism in fasting and developing neonatal elephant seals. Glucose production and glucose cycle activity were measured early (2… CONTINUE READING

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