Lactate is Essential for Maintenance of Euglycemia in Iron-deficient Rats at Rest and During Exercise
American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism
To evaluate the hypothesis that lactate supply is essential to maintain euglycemia during iron deficiency, female Sprague-Dawley rats were assigned to iron-sufficient (50 mg Fe2+/kg diet, +Fe), or iron-deficient (15 mg Fe2+/kg diet, -Fe) dietary groups and were injected with a specific beta 2-adrenergic inhibitor, ICI 118,551 (1.0 mg/kg body wt). Rats were studied at rest or after 30 min of running at 13.4 m/min 0% grade. Dietary iron deficiency decreased hemoglobin concentration 38%, but resting arterial concentrations of glucose ([Glc]), lactate ([La]), or alanine ([Ala]) were unaffected. Administration of ICI 118,551 (beta 2-blockade) decreased [La] and [Glc] 52 and 32% in resting -Fe rats, respectively. beta 2-Blockade attenuated the exercise-induced rise in [La] and decreased [Glc] 31% in exercising -Fe rats. [Ala] were unaffected by iron deficiency or exercise but decreased 24 and 18% because of beta 2-blockade in resting and exercising +Fe rats. Iron deficiency depleted resting liver glycogen concentration 45%, with no additional effect of exercise or beta 2-blockade. beta-Blockade decreased arterial insulin and increased arterial glucagon concentrations in resting -Fe and +Fe rats. During exercise glucagon concentration increased significantly more in -Fe than +Fe rats. Decreased arterial [La] with a corresponding decrease in arterial [Glc] in response to beta 2-blockade support the contention that lactate supply is critical to maintenance of euglycemia in -Fe rats at rest and during exercise.
Copyright © 1993, American Physiological Society
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Linderman, Jon; Dallman, Peter R.; Rodriguez, Rene E.; and Brooks, George A., "Lactate is Essential for Maintenance of Euglycemia in Iron-deficient Rats at Rest and During Exercise" (1993). Health and Sport Science Faculty Publications. 97.