Chronic insulin treatment amplifies PDGF-induced motility in differentiated aortic smooth muscle cells by suppressing the expression and function of PTP1B

ArticleinAJP Heart and Circulatory Physiology 295(1):H163-73 · August 2008with5 Reads
DOI: 10.1152/ajpheart.01105.2007 · Source: PubMed
Hyperinsulinemia plays a major role in the pathogenesis of vascular disease. Restenosis occurs at an accelerated rate in hyperinsulinemia and is dependent on increased vascular smooth muscle cell movement from media to neointima. PDGF plays a critical role in mediating neointima formation in models of vascular injury. We have reported that PDGF increases the levels of protein tyrosine phosphatase PTP1B and that PTP1B suppresses PDGF-induced motility in cultured cells and that it attenuates neointima formation in injured carotid arteries. Others have reported that insulin enhances the mitogenic and motogenic effects of PDGF in cultured smooth muscle cells and that hyperinsulinemia promotes vascular remodeling. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that insulin amplifies PDGF-induced cell motility by suppressing the expression and function of PTP1B. We found that chronic but not acute treatment of cells with insulin enhances PDGF-induced motility in differentiated cultured primary rat aortic smooth muscle cells and that it suppresses PDGF-induced upregulation of PTP1B protein. Moreover, insulin suppresses PDGF-induced upregulation of PTP1B mRNA levels, PTP1B enzyme activity, and binding of PTP1B to the PDGF receptor-beta, and it enhances PDGF-induced PDGF receptor phosphotyrosylation. Treatment with insulin induces time-dependent upregulation of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3-kinase)-delta and activation of Akt, an enzyme downstream of PI3-kinase. Finally, inhibition of PI3-kinase activity, or its function, by pharmacological or genetic means rescues PTP1B activity in insulin-treated cells. These observations uncover novel mechanisms that explain how insulin amplifies the motogenic capacity of the pivotal growth factor PDGF.
    • "The level of insulin in macrosomic newborns, were significant correlated with the plasma PDGF-B levels (r = 0.53, n = 30, P = 0.017). Indeed, insulin has been shown to enhance the mitogenic effects of PDGFR-b in cultured smooth muscle cells where it interferes with the cell signaling cascade, particularly with phosphatidylino- sitol-3-kinase of PDGFR-b [46,47]. High PDGF-B levels via PDGFR-b may also participate in placental angiogenesis in GDM women [48]. "
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    • "The acute treatment with 1 lM insulin in long-term 22.5 mM Dglucose condition reduced by $40% PTP1B expression (Fig. 3A). Others reported that in differentiated cultured primary rat aortic SMCs insulin amplified PDGF-induced cell motility by suppressing the expression and function of PTP1B [13]. Thus, in an experimental set up that mimics situation in Type 2 diabetes in which vascular wall is constantly exposed to circulating hyperglycemia, we report here the long-term (7 days) effects of high glucose concentration on human media artery SMCs. "
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Hyperglycemia stimulates a plethora of intracellular signaling pathways within the cells of the vascular wall resulting in dysfunction-associated pathologies. Most of the studies reported so far explored the effect of rather short-time exposure of smooth muscle cells to high glucose concentrations. To mimic situation in Type 2 diabetes in which vascular wall is constantly exposed to circulating hyperglycemia, we report here the long-term (7days) effect of high glucose concentration on human media artery smooth muscle cells. This consists in up-regulation of PTP1B protein expression, down-regulation of basal Akt phosphorylation, and elevation of basal ERK1/2 activation. Acute stimulation of cells in high glucose with insulin down-regulated PTP1B expression, slightly decreased ERK1/2 activity, and activated Akt, whereas oxidative stress up-regulated Akt and ERK1/2 phosphorylation. In conclusion, long-term high glucose and acute oxidative stress and insulin stimulation imbalance the expression of activated kinases Akt and ERK1/2 and of dephosphorylating PTP1B in the insulin signaling pathway.
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    • "In ECs, the abnormal insulin signaling affects insulin-stimulated release of NO, ROS and ET-1, playing a role in endothelial dysfunction [30]. In aortic SMCs, insulin amplifies PDGF-induced motility of the cells by suppressing the expression and function of PTP1B [31]. "
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