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Antilipolytic effects of N6-phenylisopropyladenosine and prostaglandin E2 in fat-cells of obese volunteers before and during energy restriction.

ABSTRACT: The antilipolytic effects of N6-phenylisopropyladenosine and of prostaglandin E2 were studied with adipocytes of obese volunteers before and after 4 weeks of severe energy restriction [1250 kJ (300 cal)/day] in the presence and absence of adenosine deaminase (1.6 micrograms/ml, corresponding to 320 m-units/ml). The studies were undertaken to define more clearly the role that local modulators might play in adaptation of lipid mobilization to starvation in humans. Starvation was associated with an approx. 3-fold increase in non-stimulated lipolysis. Removal of endogenous adenosine resulted in a similar increase in basal glycerol release under both conditions, averaging 2 and 2.2 mumol/180 min per 10(6) cells respectively. The sensitivity of the cells to N6-phenylisopropyladenosine and to prostaglandin E2 was not changed by starvation in the presence of adenosine deaminase. These results are discussed in terms of the possible role that local regulators might play during dietary adaption in human fat-cells in vitro.

PROVIDER: S-EPMC1152783 | BioStudies | 1985-01-01

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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