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A global approach to energy metabolism in an experimental model of sepsis.

Abstract : Disturbances in energy metabolism during sepsis are not clearly understood. The aim of the study was to globally assess the energy drive in septic rat myocytes, studying both glycolysis rates and mitochondrial maximal activities together, using recent in vitro techniques. Measurements were assessed before (H0) and 4 h after sepsis induction (H4). Hyperlactatemia was observed in all septic animals ([lactate] = 1.2 +/- 0.3 mmol/L at H0 versus 3.3 +/- 0.6 mmol/L at H4; p < 0.001). An enhanced glycolysis rate was observed in both aerobic ( J(A) = 7.2 +/- 0.9 at H0 versus 18.2 +/- 4.1 nmol glucose/min/g at H4; p < 0.05) and anaerobic ( J(B) = 7.5 +/- 1.2 at H0 versus 15.4 +/- 3.4 micromol glucose/min/g at H4; p < 0.05) fluxes, associated with a selective significant pyruvate-malate-dependent oxygen consumption rate decrease (V O(2)-PM = 0.144 +/- 0.008 at H0 versus 0.113 +/- 0.007 micromol O(2)/h/mg at H4; p < 0.05). This oxygen consumption decrease can be interpreted either as a complex I and/or a complex I-ubiquinone relation alteration. Our results are consistent with the hypothesis that an altered mitochondrial function during sepsis is responsible, at least in part, for hyperlactatemia, which is thus a consequence of an increased glycolysis rate.
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  • HAL Id : hal-00750464, version 1
  • PUBMED : 11704593



E. L'Her, P. Sebert. A global approach to energy metabolism in an experimental model of sepsis.. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2001, 164 (8 Pt 1), pp.1444-7. ⟨hal-00750464⟩



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