Expression of a Dominant Interfering Dynamin Mutant in 3T3L1 Adipocytes Inhibits GLUT4 Endocytosis without Affecting Insulin Signaling

Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1109, USA.
Journal of Biological Chemistry (Impact Factor: 4.57). 10/1998; 273(39):25450-7. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.273.39.25450
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To examine the role of clathrin-coated vesicle endocytosis in insulin receptor signaling and GLUT4 trafficking, we used recombinant
adenovirus to express a dominant interfering mutant of dynamin (K44A/dynamin) in 3T3L1 adipocytes. Functional expression of
K44A/dynamin, as measured by inhibition of transferrin receptor internalization, did not affect insulin-stimulated insulin
receptor autophosphorylation, Shc tyrosine phosphorylation, or mitogen-activated protein kinase activation. Although the tyrosine
phosphorylation of insulin receptor substrate-1 was slightly reduced, correlating with a 25% decrease in insulin receptor
substrate-1-associated phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase activity, insulin-stimulated Akt kinase activation was unaffected. In
contrast, expression of K44A/dynamin resulted in the cell-surface accumulation of GLUT4 under basal conditions and an inhibition
of GLUT4 endocytosis without affecting insulin-stimulated GLUT4 exocytosis. These data demonstrate that disruption of clathrin-mediated
endocytosis does not significantly perturb insulin receptor signal transduction pathways. Furthermore, K44A/dynamin expression
causes an accumulation of GLUT4 at the cell surface, suggesting that GLUT4 vesicles exist in at least two distinct intracellular
compartments, one that undergoes continuous recycling and a second that is responsive to insulin.

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    • "Insulin-stimulated transfected adipocytes were chilled to 4 ° C and incubated with the myc monoclonal antibody for 1 h to label GLUT4 at the plasma membrane. Cells were then washed to remove insulin and excess myc antibody as described previously ( Kao et al., 1998 ). The cells were placed at 37 ° C and incubated for various times to allow the myc antibody – bound GLUT4 to internalize. "
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