Binbing Ling, Fei Peng, Jane Alcorn, Katharina Lohmann, Brian Bandy and Gordon A Zello*
Corresponding author: Gordon A Zello Gordon.Zello@usask.ca
Nutrition & Metabolism 2012, 9:6 doi:10.1186/1743-7075-9-6
(2012-07-04 16:43) Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Ling et al. (1) show convincingly that highly oxygen-depedent organs are more prone
to the toxic effects of D-lactate than liver.
However, dosing of D-lactate in a liver cell culture has other very interesting effects.
Namely, the PI3K/AktPKB/PKC acitivity is decreased which leads to low BAD activity
allowing increased apoptosis (2).
This indicates that D-lactate can also have other significant metabolic effects e.g.
in diabetics who have increased D-lactate burden because of excessive methylglyoxal
from glucose (3).
1 Ling et al. Nutrition and Metab 2012; 9: 6
2 Miyamato. J Am Coll Surg 2007; 204: 182
3 Talasniemi et al. Clin Biochem 2008; 41: 1099
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