María Rodríguez

University of Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Castille-La Mancha, Spain

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    ABSTRACT: S-resistin is a non-secretable resistin spliced variant, which is expressed mainly in the white adipose tissue from Wistar rats. Previous results confirmed that 3T3-L1 cells expressing s-resistin (3T3-L1-s-res) showed an inflammatory response and exhibited a decrease in glucose transport, both basal and insulin-stimulated. Here we present evidences demonstrating for the first time that s-resistin, like resistin, blocks insulin signalling pathway by inhibiting insulin receptor, insulin receptor substrate 1, protein kinase B/Akt and the mammalian target of rapamycin phosphorylation, and increasing the suppressor of cytokine signalling 3 levels being the later probably due to augmented of leptin expression. Thus, our data suggest that s-resistin could act by a still unknown intracrine pathway as an intracellular sensor, regulating the adipocyte insulin sensitivity.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2015 · Journal of physiology and biochemistry
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    ABSTRACT: S-resistin is a non-secretable resistin spliced variant described in white adipose tissue from Wistar rats. Since resistin has been implicated in adipogenesis regulation, here we have investigated the possible role of this new isoform in this process. For that, we have studied the adipocyte development in 3T3-L1 pre-adipocyte cell line stably expressing s-resistin and resistin. Both isoforms are able to restrain 3T3-L1 pre-adipocyte differentiation though affecting differently the expression pattern of pro-adipogenic transcription factors such CCAAT/enhancer binding proteins alpha and beta (C/EBPalpha and C/EBPbeta) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma), as well of proteins implicated in lipid metabolism such perilipin, fatty acid synthase (FAS), adipocyte lipid binding protein (ALBP/aP2) and carnitine palmitoyltransferase1 (CPT1). Likewise, both resistin isoforms impair insulin-stimulated glucose transport by decreasing glucose transport 4 (GLUT4) expression but to a different degree. In addition, s-resistin expressing 3T3-L1 cells display other remarkable differences. Thus, in these cells, endogenous resistin expression falls down while tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha) and interleukine 6 (IL-6) productions are increased along differentiation. These findings indicate that s-resistin isoform also impairs adipocyte differentiation affecting the expression pattern of key pro-adipogenic transcription factors and insulin sensitivity. Additionally, s-resistin may play a role in inflammatory processes.
    Full-text · Article · Oct 2010 · Biochimica et Biophysica Acta