Influence of an intravenous dose of aurothiomalate on the status of low-molecular-mass endogenous metabolites in blood plasma: a proton nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) study

Grootveld, Martin, Claxson, Andrew, Naughton, Declan, Whelan, Michael, Furst, Alexandra and Blake, David (1991) Influence of an intravenous dose of aurothiomalate on the status of low-molecular-mass endogenous metabolites in blood plasma: a proton nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) study. Agents and Actions Supplements, 32, pp. 65-69. ISSN (print) 0379-0363

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Abstract

The effect of aurothiomalate on the status of a wide range of low-molecular-mass endogenous metabolites in blood plasma obtained from animals treated with an intravenous dose of this second-line agent (150 mg/kg) has been assessed by high field proton Hahn spin-echo NMR spectroscopy. As well as modulating the effective concentrations of NMR-detectable biomolecules, aurothiomalate induces a time-dependent decrease in plasma levels of triacylglycerols with a corresponding elevation in the concentration of the ketone body 3-D-hydroxybutyrate, indicating an increased utilisation of fats for energy in rats treated with this 1:1 gold(I)-thiolate complex. These observations may reflect the toxic side-effects that are associated with aurothiomalate treatment.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Allied health professions and studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing > School of Life Sciences
Depositing User: Declan Naughton
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2013 10:43
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2013 10:45
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/24893

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