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Contents of D-lactate and its related metabolites as well as enzyme activities in the liver, muscle and blood plasma of aging rats.

Authors: Kawase, M  Kondoh, C  Matsumoto, S  Teshigawara, M  Chisaka, Y  Higashiura, M  Nakata, K  Ohmori, S 
Citation: Kawase M, etal., Mech Ageing Dev. 1995 Sep 29;84(1):55-63.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:8719777

As it is generally known. L-lactate is formed via the Embden-Meyerhof glycolytic pathway from triosephosphates, whereas D-lactate is formed via methylglyoxal in rat. In this paper, age-related changes in the levels of D-lactate and its related compounds in rat tissues are reported. Rats from 5 weeks to 30 months old were used in these experiments. (1) We observed that rats above 27 months old were decrepit as judged by external appearance movement and other physiological data of them. (2) The hepatic levels of D-lactate, methylglyoxal and pyruvate became markedly lower in aging rats, especially the D-lactate content in 30 month-old rats was lower by 90% than that of the 5 week-old rats. (3) As for plasma, D-lactate and phosphate levels became lower with aging, whereas levels of L-lactate and pyruvate were not altered. (4) In skeletal muscle, aging caused a lower methylglyoxal concentration. The D-lactate level was markedly decreased at the age of 30 months in muscle. (5) As for enzyme, activities of glyoxalase I and II became markedly decreased with age in livers, whereas the activity of glyoxalase I in muscle was maintained at control level and glyoxalase II increased with age.

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