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Insulin down-regulates resistin mRNA through the synthesis of protein(s) that could accelerate the degradation of resistin mRNA in 3T3-L1 adipocytes.

AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Resistin is a peptide secreted by adipocytes and recognized as a hormone that could link obesity to insulin resistance. This study was designed to examine the effect and mechanism(s) of insulin on resistin expression in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. METHODS: Differentiated 3T3-L1 adipocytes were stimulated with insulin and resistin mRNA expression was examined by Northern blot analysis. In some experiments, the insulin signal was blocked by several chemical inhibitors or overexpression of a dominant negative form (Deltap85) of the p85 subunit of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI 3-kinase). RESULTS: Insulin treatment caused a reduction of resistin mRNA in time-dependent and dose-dependent manners in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Pre-treatment with PD98059, an inhibitor of extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) pathway, or SB203580, an inhibitor of p38 mitogen-activated protein-kinase (p38 MAP-kinase) pathway, did not influence insulin-induced reduction of resistin mRNA. Inhibition of PI 3-kinase by LY294002 or Deltap85 also failed to block insulin- induced reduction of resistin mRNA. Cycloheximide, a protein synthesis inhibitor, completely blocked insulin-induced reduction of resistin mRNA. Actinomycin D, a RNA synthesis inhibitor, also blocked insulin-induced reduction of resistin mRNA, and the decreasing rate of resistin mRNA in cells treated with insulin alone was faster than that with actinomycin D. CONCLUSION/INTERPRETATION: Insulin downregulates resistin mRNA via PI 3-kinase, ERK or p38 MAP-kinase independent pathways in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. The downregulation mechanism of resistin mRNA by insulin would be an indirect event through the synthesis of novel protein(s) that could accelerate the degradation of resistin mRNA.[1]

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  1. Insulin down-regulates resistin mRNA through the synthesis of protein(s) that could accelerate the degradation of resistin mRNA in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Kawashima, J., Tsuruzoe, K., Motoshima, H., Shirakami, A., Sakai, K., Hirashima, Y., Toyonaga, T., Araki, E. Diabetologia (2003) [Pubmed]
 
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