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Effects of starvation and a carbohydrate-rich diet on glycogen metabolism in a gastropod mollusc,Megalobulimus oblongus

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Journal
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A Physiology
0300-9629
Publisher
Elsevier
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Volume
106
Issue
4
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DOI: 10.1016/0300-9629(93)90404-r

Abstract

Abstract 1. 1. Administration of a carbohydrate-rich diet increased haemolymph glucose levels and glycogen concentration in hepatopancreas, mantle and muscle. 2. 2. Glycogen concentration in tissues decreases after 2 weeks of starvation and haemolymph glucose levels did not change significantly. 3. 3. However, starvation did not induce a decrease in the intrinsic synthetic capacity in tissues. 4. 4. Glycogen synthesis in tissues from animals fed with lettuce or a carbohydrate-rich diet, increases with increasing glucose concentration in the media. 5. 5. However, in mantle slices from snails adapted on a carbohydrate-rich diet, the glycogen synthetic capacity was lower than in slices from snails fed with lettuce.

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