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The Effect of Xylitol on Activities of Hepatic Enzymes in Normal and Alloxanized Rats

  • Kiyoshi Fujisawa
  • Kiyoshi Ohkawa
  • Teruji Tanaka
  • Tadao Takahashi

Abstract

Since the function of the Pentose Phosphate Pathway and the Glucuronate-Xylulose-Pathway in the intermediary metabolism of carbohydrates has been established, xylitol has become a subject of our attention in relation to the coupling of these two pathways and their alternative mechanisms. It also has been applied to clinical use; i. e., its biological role as a new type of energy source, or as a sugar substitute, especially in the diabetic state has been mainly focused.

Keywords

Pentose Phosphate Pathway Hepatic Enzyme Hepatic Glycogen Sugar Substitute Diphosphate Glucose 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kiyoshi Fujisawa
    • 1
  • Kiyoshi Ohkawa
    • 1
  • Teruji Tanaka
    • 1
  • Tadao Takahashi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineThe Jikei University, School of MedicineTokyoJapan

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