The effect of acute glutathione (GSH) depletion induced by GSH-depleting agent L-buthionine-(S,R)-sulfoximine (BSO) on hepatic microsomal glucose-6-phosphatase (G6Pase) activity in male Wistar rats was investigated. Liver GSH evaluated in high-performance liquid chromatography after administration of 4 mmol.Kg-1 BSO i.p. was decreased by 19% and 50% at the time-points of 1.5 h and 3 h, respectively. In these conditions, a significant decrease in Vmax and an increasing trend in K(m) of hepatic G6Pase activity were observed, especially in 3 h BSO-rats. Alterations in kinetic parameters of G6Pase were calculated in both intact and detergent-treated microsomes, using glucose-6-phosphate and pyrophosphate as substrate. A little increase in thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances and a limited decrease in 5,5'-dithiobis(2-nitrobenzoate)-reactive protein thiols were also noted. The results of this study show that acute GSH depletion induced by BSO is able to affect hepatic microsomal G6Pase activity. A possible explanation to account for the effect of BSO-induced GSH depletion on hepatic G6Pase system is discussed.

Effects of acute glutathione depletion induced by L-buthionine-(S,R)-sulfoximine on rat liver glucose-6-phosphatase activity.

SANTORI, GREGORIO;DOMENICOTTI, CINZIA MARIA;PRONZATO, MARIA ADELAIDE;MARINARI, UMBERTO;COTTALASSO, DAMIANO
1997

Abstract

The effect of acute glutathione (GSH) depletion induced by GSH-depleting agent L-buthionine-(S,R)-sulfoximine (BSO) on hepatic microsomal glucose-6-phosphatase (G6Pase) activity in male Wistar rats was investigated. Liver GSH evaluated in high-performance liquid chromatography after administration of 4 mmol.Kg-1 BSO i.p. was decreased by 19% and 50% at the time-points of 1.5 h and 3 h, respectively. In these conditions, a significant decrease in Vmax and an increasing trend in K(m) of hepatic G6Pase activity were observed, especially in 3 h BSO-rats. Alterations in kinetic parameters of G6Pase were calculated in both intact and detergent-treated microsomes, using glucose-6-phosphate and pyrophosphate as substrate. A little increase in thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances and a limited decrease in 5,5'-dithiobis(2-nitrobenzoate)-reactive protein thiols were also noted. The results of this study show that acute GSH depletion induced by BSO is able to affect hepatic microsomal G6Pase activity. A possible explanation to account for the effect of BSO-induced GSH depletion on hepatic G6Pase system is discussed.
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