The activity of phosphofructokinase-2, fructose, 1,6-bisphosphatase, glucokinase, and also the level of fructose 2,6-bisphosphate and glycogen were examined in the liver of normal, and streptozotocin-diabetic rats. It was shown that the activity of phosphofructokinase-2 was decreased in the liver of diabetic rats. Besides that the activity determined at pH 6.6 (the 'active' or unphosphorylated enzyme form) was 3-fold reduced whereas the 'total' enzyme activity as measured at pH 8.5 was lowered 1,7-fold. The phosphofructokinase-2 activity assay at two pH values allows to estimate a degree of phosphorylation of bifunctional enzyme which is markedly enhanced in diabetes. The fall of the bifunctional enzyme k in case activity is accompanied by the lowered fructose 2.6-bisphosphate level, increased fructose 1,6-bisphosphatase activity that in turn favours the liver tissue glycolysis inhibition and gluconeogenesis enhanced in diabetes.