Altered glucose metabolism in adriamycin-induced heart failure

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  • Spontaneously hypertensive rats recieved 1 mg/kg of Adriamycin intravenously once a week for up to 12 weeks; their hearts were excised and perfused with buffer containing 4 mM [1-13C]glucose. Histological evidence of Adriamycin cardiotoxicity was evident after 8 and 12 weeks of treatment and was accompanied by a significant decrease in cardiac function. There were only minor changes in the 31P-NMR spectra in hearts following treatment; however, 13C-NMR spectra revealed decreased incorporation of label into the lactate, alanine and glutamate pools in hearts with severe tissue damage to hearts from untreated animals. © 1992.
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  • Chatham JC; Hutchins GM; Glickson JD
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  • 1138
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