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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Insulin-mediated modifications of myocardial lipoprotein lipase and lipoprotein metabolism.

Recirculating organ perfusion in vitro was conducted with hearts from control rats, animals given a single dose of streptozotocin (65 mg/kg) 48 h earlier, and streptozotocin-treated rats administered insulin (5 units), 2 h prior to organ perfusion. During 45-min perfusions, the lipolysis of very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) triglyceride was significantly less in hearts from diabetics than in controls (41.9 +/- 7.3% of control). This was associated with significant reductions in heparin-releasable (functional) lipoprotein lipase and tissue lipoprotein lipase of perfused hearts. The decreases in VLDL triglyceride metabolism and the levels of myocardial lipoprotein lipase were completely reversed by treatment of diabetic rats with insulin 2 h prior to study. Similar improvement of VLDL triglyceride metabolism and increases in myocardial lipoprotein lipase activity were observed in hearts from diabetic rats by direct addition of 100 milliunits/ml of insulin to the recirculating perfusion media. Under these conditions, the increase in both fractions of lipoprotein lipase in response to insulin was completely inhibited, and utilization of VLDL triglyceride was partially inhibited by pre-perfusion with cycloheximide for 10 min. The data derived from either VLDL triglyceride lipolysis in organ perfusion or direct measurement of myocardial lipoprotein lipase demonstrate a direct effect of insulin on myocardial lipoprotein lipase activity, and suggest that the response to insulin may be due in part to effects on protein synthesis.[1]


  1. Insulin-mediated modifications of myocardial lipoprotein lipase and lipoprotein metabolism. O'Looney, P., Vander Maten, M., Vahouny, G.V. J. Biol. Chem. (1983) [Pubmed]
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