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Ramos-Lobo, Angela M. [1] ; Teixeira, Pryscila D. S. [1] ; Furigo, Isadora C. [1] ; Donato, Jr., Jose [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Physiol & Biophys, Inst Biomed Sci, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Neuroscience; v. 365, p. 114-124, DEC 4 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 5

Previous studies have shown that leptin resistance is a key feature that leads to gestational metabolic adaptions. We hypothesized that leptin sensitivity In the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus (VMH) plays a critical role regulating gestational metabolic changes. In the present study, we generated a mouse model carrying ablation of the suppressor of cytokine signaling 3 (SOCS3) in steroidogenic factor-1 (SF1) cells, which include the VMH, in order to investigate whether Increased leptin sensitivity In this neuronal population prevents at least part of the metabolic changes typically observed during gestation and lactation. As predicted by the inhibitory effects of SOCS3 In leptin signaling, pregnant SF1 SOCS3 KO mice exhibited Increased leptin sensitivity In the VMH, since an acute leptin injection induced a 95% Increase In the STAT3 phosphorylation in this nucleus, compared to control animals (p = 0.02). Despite that, SF1 SOCS3 KO mice showed similar weight gain, food intake, hypothalamic neuropeptide expression and serum leptin levels during pregnancy compared to control littermates. Unexpectedly, SF1 SOCS3 KO mice exhibited glucose intolerance during pregnancy. SF1 SOCS3 KO mice also presented a lower body weight (-3%; p < 0.05) during mid and late lactation, although food intake, litter size and offspring growth were not affected. Our findings suggest that Increased leptin sensitivity In the VMH causes modest metabolic effects and Is not sufficient to prevent major metabolic adaptations of pregnancy and lactation. (C) 2017 IBRO. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/18086-0 - Molecular basis of leptin resistance
Grantee:Jose Donato Junior
Support Opportunities: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants
FAPESP's process: 15/10992-6 - Investigation of metabolic programming through different approaches
Grantee:Jose Donato Junior
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/11752-6 - Study of leptin functions during intrauterine and childhood stages in mice
Grantee:Angela Maria Ramos Lobo
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/21722-4 - Mechanism of action of bromocriptine and prolactin antagonists in the treatment of Diabetes and Obesity
Grantee:Isadora Clivatti Furigo
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate