Effects of bovine enterovirus and type 1 diabetes on liver and kidney pyruvate kinase activity in an animal model



Document title: Effects of bovine enterovirus and type 1 diabetes on liver and kidney pyruvate kinase activity in an animal model
Journal: Acta scientiarum. Biological sciences
Database: PERIÓDICA
System number: 000433535
ISSN: 1679-9283
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Institutions: 1Universidade Feevale, Instituto de Ciencias da Saude, Novo Hamburgo, Rio Grande do Sul. Brasil
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Volumen: 41
Country: Brasil
Language: Inglés
Document type: Artículo
Approach: Analítico, descriptivo
English abstract Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease characterized by the selective destruction of pancreatic beta cells. In addition to genetic factors, enteroviruses have been considered the main environmental factor involved in this pathology. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of streptozotocin-induced diabetes and bovine enterovirus (BEV) on liver and kidney pyruvate kinase activity in rats. Fourteen male Wistar rats were divided in three groups: control, diabetes and a third group, which was fed with water experimentally contaminated by BEV. Increased blood glucose levels were found in both diabetes and enterovirus groups, whereas there were no alterations in the lipid profile. A reduced pyruvate kinase activity was observed in the liver and kidney of animals from diabetes and enterovirus groups. Under our experimental conditions, the ingestion of water experimentally contaminated by BEV induced alterations in glycaemia, and also interfered in the pyruvate kinase activity in liver and kidney of the rats, which might be one of the possible mechanisms involved in the T1D development
Disciplines: Biología,
Medicina
Keyword: Medicina experimental,
Bioquímica,
Inmunología,
Enfermedades autoinmunes,
Modelos animales,
Piruvato quinasa,
Actividad enzimática
Keyword: Experimental medicine,
Biochemistry,
Immunology,
Autoimmune diseases,
Animal models,
Pyruvate kinase,
Enzymatic activity
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