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Potential Role of Growth Hormone in Impairment of Insulin Signaling in Skeletal Muscle, Adipose Tissue, and Liver of Rats Chronically Treated with Arginine

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Barbosa, Thais de Castro [1] ; Nicoletti de Carvalho, Jose Edgar [1] ; Poyares, Leonice Lourenco [1] ; Bordin, Silvana [1] ; Machado, Ubiratan Fabres [1] ; Nunes, Maria Tereza [1]
Número total de Autores: 6
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[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Physiol & Biophys, Inst Biomed Sci, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Endocrinology; v. 150, n. 5, p. 2080-2086, MAY 2009.
Citações Web of Science: 14

We have shown that rats chronically treated with Arginine (Arg), although normoglycemic, exhibit hyperinsulinemia and decreased blood glucose disappearance rate after an insulin challenge. Attempting to investigate the processes underlying these alterations, male Wistar rats were treated with Arg (35 mg/d), in drinking water, for 4 wk. Rats were then acutely stimulated with insulin, and the soleus and extensorum digitalis longus muscles, white adipose tissue (WAT), and liver were excised for total and/or phosphorylated insulin receptor (IR), IR substrate 1/2, Akt, Janus kinase 2, signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) 1/3/5, and p85 alpha/55 alpha determination. Muscles and WAT were also used for plasma membrane (PM) and microsome evaluation of glucose transporter (GLUT) 4 content. Pituitary GH mRNA, GH, and liver IGF-I mRNA expression were estimated. It was shown that Arg treatment: 1) did not affect phosphotyrosine-IR, whereas it decreased phosphotyrosine-IR substrate 1/2 and phosphoserine-Akt content in all tissues studied, indicating that insulin signaling is impaired at post-receptor level; 2) decreased PM GLUT4 content in both muscles and WAT; 3) increased the pituitary GH mRNA, GH, and liver IGF-I mRNA expression, the levels of phosphotyrosine-STAT5 in both muscles, phosphotyrosine-Janus kinase 2 in extensorum digitalis longus, phosphotyrosine-STAT3 in liver, and WAT as well as total p85 alpha in soleus, indicating that GH signaling is enhanced in these tissues; and 4) increased p55 alpha total content in muscles, WAT, and liver. The present findings provide the molecular mechanisms by which insulin resistance and, by extension, reduced GLUT4 content in PM of muscles and WAT take place after chronic administration of Arg, and further suggest a putative role for GH in its genesis, considering its diabetogenic effect. (Endocrinology 150: 2080-2086, 2009) (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 02/07384-4 - Regulação da expressão gênica dos transportadores de glicose no diabetes mellitus: papel na fisiopatologia e potencialidades preventivas e terapêuticas
Beneficiário:Ubiratan Fabres Machado
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático