Dichloroacetate (which activates pyruvate dehydrogenase) decreases the release of alanine, pyruvate and lactate in hemidiaphragm incubations with valine. Dichloroacetate interferes with alanine formation by diverting pyruvate into oxidative pathways, which not only limits pyruvate availability for direct transamination to form alanine but also indirectly affects branched-chain amino acid transamination by limiting 2-oxoglutarate regeneration from glutamate.
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Research Article| November 01 1984
Branched-chain amino acid metabolism and alanine formation in rat diaphragm muscle in vitro. Effects of dichloroacetate
Biochem J (1984) 223 (3): 831–835.
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K Snell, D A Duff; Branched-chain amino acid metabolism and alanine formation in rat diaphragm muscle in vitro. Effects of dichloroacetate. Biochem J 1 November 1984; 223 (3): 831–835. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/bj2230831
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