Effect of ornithine alpha ketoglutarate (OAKG) on the response of brain metabolism to hypoxia in the dog.
Hypoxia is well known to cause an increase in brain anaerobic glycolysis. Ornithine alpha ketoglutarate (OAKG) given to six dogs was shown to attenuate these metabolic disturbances caused by hypoxia. Brain oxygen utilization was higher after ornithine alpha ketoglutarate during hypoxia than during a period of hypoxia alone. It is suggested that the clinical usefulness of OAKG should be explored in those situations where there is cerebral hypoxia or ischemia.
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