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Impaired response of UCP family to cold exposure in diabetic (db/db) mice.

Authors: Masaki, T  Yoshimatsu, H  Chiba, S  Sakata, T 
Citation: Masaki T, etal., Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2000 Oct;279(4):R1305-9. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.2000.279.4.R1305.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:11003997
DOI: Full-text: DOI:10.1152/ajpregu.2000.279.4.R1305

Impaired activity of the uncoupling protein (UCP) family has been proposed to promote obesity development. The present study examined differences in UCP responses to cold exposure between leptin-resistance obese (db/db) mice and their lean (C57Ksj) littermates. Basal UCP1 and UCP3 mRNA expression in brown adipose tissue was lower in obese mice compared with lean mice, but UCP2 expression in white adipose tissue (WAT) was higher. Basal skeletal muscle UCP3 did not change remarkably. The UCP family mRNAs, which were upregulated 12 and 24 h after cold exposure (4 degrees C), were returned to prior levels 12 h after rewarming exposure (21 degrees C) in lean mice. The accelerating effects of cold exposure on the UCP family were impaired in db/db obese mice. Together with these changes, WAT lipoprotein lipase mRNA was downregulated, and the concentration of serum free fatty acid was increased in response to cold exposure in the lean mice but not in db/db obese littermates. The impaired function of the UCP family and diminished lipolysis in response to cold exposure indicate that the reduced lipolytic activity may contribute to the inactivation of the UCP family in db/db obese mice.


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RGD ID: 13673800
Created: 2018-06-23
Species: All species
Last Modified: 2018-06-23
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