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Cell Biochem Funct. 1994 Jan;12(1):69-75.

Fructose 1,6-bisphosphate prevents oxidative stress in the isolated and perfused rat heart.

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Dipartimento di Chimica Biologica, Università di Padova, Italy.


Rat hearts were perfused with the Langendorff technique at constant flux in the presence of the oxidizing agents hydrogen peroxide and diamide. Fructose 1,6-bisphosphate strongly prevented the decline of heart contractility due to the infusion of these oxidizing agents. On the other hand, fructose 1,6-bisphosphate had no effect on the release of total glutathione into the perfusate but prevented the loss of lactate dehydrogenase indicating a protective effect on cell membranes. Comparing the cytosolic and mitochondrial loss of glutathione, fructose 1,6-bisphosphate exerted a beneficial action only on the mitochondrial fraction. Several mechanisms of action have been considered to explain the protective action of fructose 1,6-bisphosphate. In our experimental conditions fructose 1,6-bisphosphate might stimulate its own production giving rise to dihydroxyacetone phosphate, that, after reduction to glycerol 3-phosphate, can permeate the mitochondrial membrane with the final production of energy.

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