Regulation of liver glycogen synthesis from [14C]glucose and [14C]lactate by portal-arterial glucose difference in the perfused rat liver.

To study effects of the portal-arterial glucose difference on the hepatic glycogenesis, the liver was isolated from fasted rats and was bivascularly perfused. Thirty-five milliliters of Krebs-Ringer buffer (pH 7.4) with 2 mM glucose, 3 mM lactate, 20 ng/ml insulin, and [1-14C]glucose or [U-14C]lactate was recirculated at flow rates of 14 ml/min via the… (More)