Insulin-secreting -Cell Dysfunction Induced by Human Lipoproteins

University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, United States
Journal of Biological Chemistry (Impact Factor: 4.57). 06/2003; 278(20):18368-75. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M300102200
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Diabetes is associated with significant changes in plasma concentrations of lipoproteins. We tested the hypothesis that lipoproteins modulate the function and survival of insulin-secreting cells. We first detected the presence of several receptors that participate in the binding and processing of plasma lipoproteins and confirmed the internalization of fluorescent low density lipoprotein (LDL) and high density lipoprotein (HDL) particles in insulin-secreting beta-cells. Purified human very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) and LDL particles reduced insulin mRNA levels and beta-cell proliferation and induced a dose-dependent increase in the rate of apoptosis. In mice lacking the LDL receptor, islets showed a dramatic decrease in LDL uptake and were partially resistant to apoptosis caused by LDL. VLDL-induced apoptosis of beta-cells involved caspase-3 cleavage and reduction in the levels of the c-Jun N-terminal kinase-interacting protein-1. In contrast, the proapoptotic signaling of lipoproteins was antagonized by HDL particles or by a small peptide inhibitor of c-Jun N-terminal kinase. The protective effects of HDL were mediated, in part, by inhibition of caspase-3 cleavage and activation of Akt/protein kinase B. In conclusion, human lipoproteins are critical regulators of beta-cell survival and may therefore contribute to the beta-cell dysfunction observed during the development of type 2 diabetes.

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    • "By RNA interference, the authors showed that the stimulatory effect of lipid-free ApoA-I and reconstituted HDLs on insulin secretion depended on ABCA1 and ABCG1, respectively (Fryirs et al. 2010). By contrast, other experiments in Min6 cells as well as islets of mice and humans did not find conclusive evidence that HDL enhances insulin production or basal and glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (Abderrahmani et al. 2007; Roehrich et al. 2003; Rutti et al. 2009). Therefore and considering the supraphysiological concentrations of lipid-free ApoA-I used by Fryirs et al., it appears uncertain of whether HDLs have a direct effect on the insulin secretory capacity of beta cells. "
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