Glucose utilization in human erythrocytes during physical exercise.

  title={Glucose utilization in human erythrocytes during physical exercise.},
  author={Giorgio Fornaini and Marina Dach{\'a} and Augusto Accorsi and Alessandra Fazi and Elena Piatti},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={13 5},
Red blood cells obtained from well-trained athletes consumed glucose at a higher rate than those from sedentary subjects when incubated in vitro in a glucose containing medium at 37 degrees C. Similar results were obtained when fructose was substituted for glucose, but not when galactose was the monosaccharide. The utilization of glucose by erythrocytes can occur both via the Embden-Meyerhof and Pentose phosphate pathways (PPP). In the present experiments, there were no differences in the… CONTINUE READING

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