Author(s): Jans AW, Willem R
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Abstract [2-13C]Succinate has been used to examine the metabolic carbon flux from the Krebs cycle in rat renal proximal convoluted tubular (PCT) cells under physiological and pathophysiological conditions. Therefore, we developed a mathematical model that enabled us to determine the metabolic fluxes of the Krebs cycle. A mathematical model for the calculation of flux from [2-13C]succinate was used to determine fluxes in rat PCT cells during chronic acidosis in the presence and absence of 0.1 mM angiotensin II. The relative carbon efflux via glutamate dehydrogenase in rat renal PCT cells increases during chronic acidosis from 0.27 to 0.39, whereas this carbon flux is not affected by the presence of peptide hormone angiotensin II in the incubation medium. The fraction of intermediate 13C-labelled oxaloacetate transformed into the phosphoenolpyruvate and aspartate pools increases significantly from 0.41 to 0.57 in the case of chronic acidosis. The carbon efflux is not affected by angiotensin II. The 13C-NMR data also show that the carbon efflux through phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase increases from 0.35 to 0.56 in rat renal PCT cells derived from chronic acidotic animals, as well as in the presence of angiotensin II. The present results indicate that angiotensin II affects only the flux through phosphoenolcarboxykinase, whereas chronic acidosis increases the flux through phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase as well as the gluconeogenic flux.
This article was published in Eur J Biochem
and referenced in Journal of Molecular Imaging & Dynamics