Effect of erythropoietin on the glucose transport of rat erythrocytes and bone marrow cells

Ghosal, Jharna ; Chakraborty, Munmun ; Biswas, Tuli ; Ganguly, Chayan K. ; Datta, Asoke G. (1987) Effect of erythropoietin on the glucose transport of rat erythrocytes and bone marrow cells Biochemical Medicine and Metabolic Biology, 38 (2). pp. 134-141. ISSN 0885-4505

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The effect of Ep on radioactive glucose and methyl-α-d-glucoside transport by rat erythrocytes and bone marrow cells were studied. There is initial linearity followed by saturation kinetics of [14C]glucose transport by the erythrocytes of starved and starved plus Ep-treated rats at different concentrations of glucose. Starvation caused slight inhibition of glucose transport which increased markedly on Ep administration to starved rats. Normal animals failed to show any significant change in glucose transport after Ep treatment. Methyl-α-d-glucoside inhibited the Ep-stimulated glucose transport significantly. Ep also stimulated the transport of radioactive methyl-α-d-glucoside which was competitively inhibited in presence of d-glucose. Glucose transport in erythrocytes was found to be sensitive to metabolic inhibitors like azide and DNP. A sulfhydryl reagent and ouabain also inhibited the transport process. Ep stimulated glucose and methyl-α-d-glucoside transport in the bone marrow cells of starved rats. The sugar analog competitively inhibited the glucose transport in bone marrow cells and vice versa.

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