Ontogeny of d-Mannose Transport and Metabolism in Rat Small Intestine

Ontogeny of d-Mannose Transport and Metabolism in Rat Small Intestine Oral mannose therapy is used to treat congenital disorders of glycosylation caused by a deficiency in phosphomannose isomerase. The segmental distribution and ontogenic regulation of d-mannose transport, phosphomannose isomerase, and phosphomannose mutase is investigated in the small intestine of fetuses, newborn, suckling, 1-month-old, and adult rats. The small intestine transports d-mannose by both Na+-dependent and Na+-independent transport mechanisms. The activities of both systems normalized to intestinal weight peak at birth and thereafter they decreased. In all the ages tested, the activity of the Na+-independent mechanism was higher than that of the Na+/mannose transport system. At birth, the Na+-independent d-mannose transport in the ileum was significantly higher than that in jejunum. Phosphomannose isomerase activity and mRNA levels increased at 1 month, and the values in the ileum were lower than in jejunum. Phosphomannose mutase activity in jejunum increased during the early stages of life, and it decreased at 1 month old, as does the amount of mannose incorporated into glycoproteins, whereas in the ileum, they were not affected by age. The phosphomannose isomerase/phosphomannose mutase activity ratio decreased at birth and during the suckling period, and increased at 1 month old. In conclusion, intestinal d-mannose transport activity and metabolism were affected by ontogeny and intestinal segment. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Membrane Biology Springer Journals

Ontogeny of d-Mannose Transport and Metabolism in Rat Small Intestine

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Life Sciences; Human Physiology ; Biochemistry, general
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