Since non-diabetic Psammomys on a LE diet already show insulin resistance in the fed state, the sustained low malonyl-CoA levels in these animals imply a readiness for the oxidation of fatty acids. In a desert gerbil, adjusted to a food-scarce environment, such a continuing utilization of fatty acids as energy substrate by muscle would preserve the available glucose for glucose-dependent tissues and would diminish the need for gluconeogenesis.
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