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Metabolic effects of starvation in the eel Anguilla anguilla L.
Larsson, Å.; Lewander, K. (1973). Metabolic effects of starvation in the eel Anguilla anguilla L. Comp. Biochem. Physiol., Part A Mol. Integr. Physiol. 44A: 367-374
In: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A. Molecular and Integrative Physiology. Elsevier: New York. ISSN 1095-6433, more
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  • Larsson, Å.
  • Lewander, K.

Abstract
    (1) The effects of starvation on different metabolites in blood, liver and muscle were studied in eels (Anguilla anguilla L.) after 8, 95 and 145 days. (2) During the first 95 days the eels apparently tended to utilize liver triglycerides as energy source. An increased liver glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase activity and maintenance of glycogen levels suggested a stimulated gluconeogenesis. (3) Between 95 and 145 days the eels utilized great amounts of both liver and muscle triglycerides. There was also a marked decrease in liver glycogen during this later phase of starvation. (4) The starvation also resulted in a significant decrease in blood glucose both after 95 and after 145 days.

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