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      Lipoic acid; diabetes; acetyl coenzyme A; acetyl dihydro lipoic acid; fatty acid oxidation; gluconeogenesis

    • Abstract

       

      Intraperitoneal administration of lipoic acid (10 mg/100 g) does not effect changes in serum insulin levels in normal and alloxan diabetic rats, while normalising increased serum pyruvate, and impaired liver pyruvic dehydrogenase characteristic of the diabetic state. Dihydrolipoic acid has been shown to participate in activation of fatty acids with equal facility as coenzyme A. Fatty acyl dihydrolipoic acid however is sparsely thiolyzed to yield acetyl dihydrolipoic acid. Also acetyl dihydrolipoic acid does not activate pyruvate carboxylase unlike acetyl coenzyme A. The reduced thiolysis of Β-keto fatty acyl dihydrolipoic acid esters and the lack of activation of pyruvic carboxylase by acetyl dihydrolipoic acid could account for the antiketotic and antigluconeogenic effects of lipoic acid

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      V M Gandhi1 S S Wagh1 C V Natraj1 K K G Menon1

      1. Hindustan Lever Research Centre, Andheri (East), Bombay - 400099, India
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