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Type: Journal article
Title: Decreased glucose utilization does not increase food intake in the marsupial Sminthopsis crassicaudata
Author: Wittert, G.
Hope, P.
Chapman, I.
Morley, J.
Horowitz, M.
Citation: Physiology and Behavior, 1998; 63(1):31-34
Publisher: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Issue Date: 1998
ISSN: 0031-9384
1873-507X
Abstract: The marsupial Sminthopsis crassicaudata increases food intake following a fast. However, the role of metabolic fuel availability, in particular glucose, in the regulation of food intake in this animal is unknown. In this study, we have demonstrated that neither insulin-induced hypoglycaemia nor metabolic blockade of glucose utilisation with 2-deoxy-D-glucose effects food intake compared to saline-treated controls, suggesting that mechanisms other than glucose availability are important in the regulation of food intake in this marsupial. These data are discussed in the context of the role of glucoprivation in feeding in other mammals.
Keywords: Animals; Marsupialia; Insulin; Deoxyglucose; Glucose; Blood Glucose; Antimetabolites; Hypoglycemic Agents; Diet; Injections, Intraperitoneal; Eating; Male
RMID: 0030004764
DOI: 10.1016/S0031-9384(97)00383-1
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