The effects of treatment with a single dose of L-carnitine and of daily injection of carnitine for one month on liver energetic metabolism in both sedentary and acutely exercised rats were compared. The results show that the treatment with a single dose of carnitine enhances the aerobic metabolism of liver mitochondria in both resting and in running rats. On the contrary, the daily injection of carnitine for one month does not cause any significant effect on the aerobic metabolism of liver. Treatment with single or multiple doses of carnitine does not modify the serum concentration of cholesterol and of triglycerides in comparison with respective controls.
Effects of single or multiple doses of L-carnitine on liver energetic metabolism of rats forced to run / Bobyleva Guarriero, V; Iannone, Anna; Bellei, Monica; Muscatello, U.. - In: JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE AND PHYSICAL FITNESS. - ISSN 0022-4707. - STAMPA. - 28(3):(1988), pp. 298-303.