Decreased hepatic fructose 2,6-bisphosphate levels were observed in the early phase of hemorrhagic shock. The lower sugar bisphosphatae level was a result of increased phosphoenolpyruvate levels and decreased glucose-6-phosphate and fructose-6-phosphate levels. The decreased glucose-6-phosphate levels correlated with increased activity of liver glucose-6-phosphatase and a concomitant 2.5-fold increase in glucose-6-phosphatase mRNA abundance. In addition, protein-free filtrate from hemorrhagic shock rats, but not from control rats, increased glucose-6-phosphatase activity. However, when control and hemorrhagic shock protein-free filtrates were heated, they both increased the glucose-6-phosphatase activity of the respective microsomes to the same extent. It is concluded that the early hyperglycemic phase of hemorrhagic shock is due to enhanced glucose-6-phosphatase gene expression and activity and the generation of a heat sensitive activator of the enzyme.
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|Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
|Published - Oct 31 1994