Hymenolepis diminuta: nuclear magnetic resonance analysis of the excretory products resulting from the metabolism of D-[13C6]glucose.

Experimental parasitology

PubMedID: 3780931

Blackburn BJ, Hutton HM, Novak M, Evans WS. Hymenolepis diminuta: nuclear magnetic resonance analysis of the excretory products resulting from the metabolism of D-[13C6]glucose. Exp Parasitol. 1986;62(3):381-8.
Excretory products of the tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta, fed D-[13C6]glucose in vitro for 90 min, were studied using 1H and 13C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Signals due to lactate, succinate, acetate, and alanine were identified in the spectra. Several differently labeled species were present for these metabolites; the variations of higher concentration were a consequence of metabolic factors while those of lower concentration could be accounted for by residual 12C in the glucose. The two major labeled lactates, U-13C and 2,3-13C2, were in the ratio 2:1, respectively, and the three major labeled succinates, 1,2,2'-13C3,2,2'-13C2, and U-13C, were present in the ratio 20:10:3, respectively. The different species of labeled end products are related to the overall glucose metabolism of H. diminuta.