The aim of these investigations was to establish the secretion of ubiquinone Q10 (UQ10) in bile of sheep under glucose-induced cholestasis. Experiments were performed on 9 cannulated sheep divided into three groups: I-infused with sodium taurocholate, II-with Na-taurocholate plus glucose, III-with Na-taurocholate and glucose plus propranolol, phentolamine and atropine. Infusion of glucose increased plasma glucose concentration from 3.89 +/- 0.593 mM/l to 12.69 +/- 0.852 mM/l in 90 min and produced elevation of plasma insulin from 124.68 +/- 1.984 to 839.54 +/- 29.212 pM/l. Employment of blocking agents reduced insulin release to maximum 685.71 +/- 50.087 pM/l in 90 min. Under infusion of Na-taurocholate, bile flow averaged 14.016 +/- 0.706 microl/min/kg b wt. In the second group, bile flow decreased to 7.08 +/- 0.59 microl/min/kg b wt. in 90 min, and reached 11.25 +/- 0.25 microl/min/kg b wt in 240 min. Addition of the blocking agents in the third group, resulted in a significant (p < 0.05) decrease in bile flow to 3.733 +/- 0.680 microl/min/kg b wt in 105 min. This reduction of bile flow occurred with significant (p < 0.05) reduction of bile acids secretion that averaged 0.032 +/- 0.087 mM/min/kg in the first hour after glucose infusion and was maintained to the end of the experiment. Marked (p < 0.05) increase in UQ10 secretion was observed in both experimental groups. Maximum values of UQ10 secretion were obtained during the second hour of the experiment and averaged 0.449 +/- 0.196ng/min/kg b wt in the second, and 0.338 +/- 0.184ng/min/kg b wt in the third group of animals. Because at the end of the experiment UQ10 secretion gradually decreased we have concluded that free radicals generated during cholestasis lead to reduction of endogenous antioxidant capacity.
|Autori:||WOJCIK M; BOBOWIEC R; MARTELLI F; GAZZANO A|
|Titolo:||The response of bile secretion and ubiquinone Q10 to hyperglycaemia in sheep|
|Anno del prodotto:||2003|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|