Recent studies proposed that [2T]glucose is preferable to [14C]-glucose as a tracer for the measurement of glucose turnover. However, higher values for glucose turnover were obtained using [2T]glucose than with [14C]glucose. The present study explores the merit of another species of tritiated glucose, [3T]glucose. Utilizing isotope-dilution principles, comparison is made of glucose turnover values determined by use of [2T]glucose, [3T]glucose, and [6-14C]glucose. Glucose turnover using [2T]glucose was 1.51 +/- 0.07 times greater than that using [6-14C]glucose, after correction for recycling of 14C. However, glucose turnover values obtained with [3T]glucose were similar to those obtained with [6-14C]glucose. There were no temporal or quantitative differences in appearance of tritium (T) in plasma water after injection of [2T]- and [3T]glucose. A methylprednisolone regimen in the normal dog increased glucose turnover as determined by all three tracers, but the increase observed using [2T]glusoce was significantly greater than that using that two other tracers. Thiement for [6-14C]glucose for measurement of glucose turnover in the dog.
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