TABLE 1

Effects of starvation and diabetes on PDP activity in rat heart and kidney mitochondria

Animal treatmentPDP activity (nmol · min−1 · mg protein−1)
HeartKidney
Well-fed1.22 ± 0.041.02 ± 0.05
Starved (48 h)1.00 ± 0.06*0.68 ± 0.03
Starved-refed (48 h)1.20 ± 0.111.00 ± 0.05
Control1.54 ± 0.051.70 ± 0.08
Diabetic1.14 ± 0.041.22 ± 0.08
Insulin-treated diabetic1.40 ± 0.011.45 ± 0.09
  • Data are means ± SE for tissue samples obtained from 4–6 animals in each group;

  • *

    * P < 0.05 compared with well-fed group;

  • P < 0.01 compared with well-fed group;

  • P < 0.01 compared with control group.