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Modulation by phenobarbital of lipolytic activity in postheparin plasma and tissues of the rat.

Can J Biochem 1982 Nov;60(11):1077-83

Goldberg DM; Roomi MW; Yu A

Male rats injected with phenobarbital at a dose of 100 mg/kg for 5 days manifested increased postheparin lipolytic activity of fasting plasma. Inhibition studies with protamine sulphate, 1 M NaCl, and sodium dodecyl sulphate revealed that the activities of both lipoprotein lipase and hepatic triacylglycerol lipase were increased in the postheparin plasma of the drug-treated rats. Adipose tissue lipoprotein lipase activity was also increased in the phenobarbital-treated rats. The triacylglycerol lipase activity elutable by heparin from liver slices and the residual activity of liver microsomes increased significantly in the drug-treated rats. Lipoprotein lipase of cardiac muscle and red skeletal muscle was unaltered by phenobarbital treatment. The increased postheparin lipolytic activity of fasting phenobarbital-treated rats seems to be accountable through increased lipoprotein lipase activity of adipose tissue and increased triacylglycerol lipase activity of liver, both of which may contribute to the lowered fasting concentrations of serum triacylglycerol mediated by the drug, as previously reported.