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Inflammation-mediated muscle metabolic dysregulation local and remote to the site of major abdominal surgery (2017)
Journal Article
Varadhan, K. K., Constantin-Teodosiu, D., Constantin, D., Greenhaff, P. L., & Lobo, D. N. (2017). Inflammation-mediated muscle metabolic dysregulation local and remote to the site of major abdominal surgery. Clinical Nutrition, 37(6, Part A), 2178-2185. doi:10.1016/j.clnu.2017.10.020

Background & aims: Postoperative hyperglycaemia is common in patients having major surgery and is associated with adverse outcomes. This study aimed to determine whether bacteraemia contributed to postoperative systemic inflammation, and whether incr... Read More

Muscle carnitine availability plays a central role in regulating fuel metabolism in the rodent (2017)
Journal Article
Porter, C., Constantin-Teodosiu, D., Constantin, D., Leighton, B., Poucher, S. M., & Greenhaff, P. L. (2017). Muscle carnitine availability plays a central role in regulating fuel metabolism in the rodent. Journal of Physiology, 595(17), (5765-5780). doi:10.1113/JP274415. ISSN 0022-3751

The body carnitine pool is primarily confined to skeletal muscle, where it regulates carbohydrate (CHO) and fat usage. Mildronate (3-(2,2,2-trimethylhydrazinium)-propionate) inhibits carnitine synthesis and tissue uptake, but the impact of carnitine... Read More