Increased hepatic glycogen synthetase and decreased phosphorylase in trained rats

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Rats were either physically trained by a 12 wk swimming program or were freely eating or weight matched, sedentary controls. Trained rats had a higher relative liver weight and total hepatic glycogen synthetase (EC activity and a lower phosphorylase (EC activity than the other groups of rats. These changes may partly explain the demonstrated training-induced increase in glucose tolerance. None of the findings could be ascribed to differences in foold intake or body weight.

Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Physiologica Scandinavica
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)269-272
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1979

    Research areas

  • Animals, Blood Glucose, Body Weight, Glucose Tolerance Test, Glycogen Synthase, Liver, Liver Glycogen, Male, Organ Size, Phosphorylases, Physical Conditioning, Animal, Rats

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