Geneviève Beauregard

Université de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

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    ABSTRACT: Aim. - Both type 1 and 2 diabetes are associated with differential regulation of leptin, adiponectin and ASP. Our aim was to examine whether or not acute hyperinsulinemia and/or hyperglycaemia per se have differential regulation of these hormones in healthy subjects. Methods. - We examined changes in leptin, adiponectin and SP concentrations and subcutaneous white adipose tissue mRNA expression with 3-hour hyperinsulinaemic (HI, n=10), hyperglycaemic (HG, n=7) and hyperinsulinaemic-hyprglycaemic (HGHI, n=8) clamps in healthy lean young men. As somatostatin was used for the HG and HGHI clamps, a control somatostatin clamp was carried out (n=4). Changes in the expression of HKII and p85 alpha Pi3K were examined as positive controls for the induction of gene expression by the insulin pathway. Results.- HI, HG and HGHI clamps increased expression of HKII and p85 alpha Pi3K while somatostatin did not. The HI clamp decreased serum adipnectin (-15%, P < 0.001) and increased serum leptin (+11%, P=0.031), while the HG clamp reduced serum leptin (-20%, P=0.003). The HGHI clamp increased serum ASP (+21%, P=0.047) and expression of C3 (+26%, P=0.018) and leptin +50%, P=0.024). Interestingly, the control somatostatin clamp suppressed both serum leptin (-17%, P=0.043) and adiponectin (-7%, P=0.020). Conclusion. - HG and/or HI per se regulated the concentrations and expression of leptin, adiponectin and ASP in healthy lean young men, suggesting a contribution to dysregulation of these hormones in diabetes. (c) 2008 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
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    ABSTRACT: To define the effects of acute hyperglycemia per se (i.e., without the confounding effect of hyperinsulinemia) in human tissues in vivo, we performed global gene expression analysis using microarrays in vastus lateralis muscle and subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue of seven healthy men during a hyperglycemic-euinsulinemic clamp with infusion of somatostatin to inhibit endogenous insulin release. We found that doubling fasting blood glucose values while maintaining plasma insulin in the fasting range modifies the expression of 316 genes in skeletal muscle and 336 genes in adipose tissue. More than 80% of them were downregulated during the clamp, indicating a drastic effect of acute high glucose, in the absence of insulin, on mRNA levels in human fat and muscle tissues. Almost all the biological pathways were affected, suggesting a generalized effect of hyperglycemia. The induction of genes from the metallothionein family, related to detoxification and free radical scavenging, indicated that hyperglycemia-induced oxidative stress could be involved in the observed modifications. Because the duration and the concentration of the experimental hyperglycemia were close to what is observed during a postprandial glucose excursion in diabetic patients, these data suggest that modifications of gene expression could be an additional effect of glucose toxicity in vivo.
    Preview · Article · May 2007 · Diabetes
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    ABSTRACT: Adiponutrin is a newly described white adipose tissue (WAT)-derived protein whose function and regulation remain widely unclear in humans though it is suggested to be related to insulin sensitivity. Recently, we found that adiponutrin expression is reduced in type 2 diabetic subjects in basal and insulin-stimulated states. To examine adiponutrin regulation by the insulin pathway in relation to other WAT-related proteins with well-known relation to insulin signaling and action, we examined in healthy young men (1) the association of adiponutrin with p85alpha PI3K and HKII, leptin, adiponectin, and acylation-stimulating protein (ASP) and (2) the regulation of adiponutrin and WAT-derived proteins by 3-h hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamp (HIEG). At baseline (N = 20), adiponutrin expressions were positively correlated with those of p85alpha PI3K (R = 0.54, P = 0.017), HKII (R = 0.58, P = 0.010), and serum leptin (R = 0.51, P = 0.036), but not with any other parameter measured including insulin sensitivity. Hyperinsulinemia (N = 10, +2365% above baseline) significantly increased the expression of adiponutrin (+770%, P = 0.002), p85alpha PI3K (+150%, P = 0.033), HKII (+147%, P = 0.007), and serum leptin (+11%, P = 0.031), while it decreased serum adiponectin (-15%, P = 0.001). In the insulin-stimulated state, adiponutrin mRNA expression levels correlated with basal p85alpha PI3K (R = 0.76, P = 0.018) and HKII (R = 0.86, P = 0.003) expression levels, with percentage increase in insulin (R = 0.73, P = 0.040), and with insulin-stimulated state HKII (R = 0.82, P = 0.007), leptin (R = 0.84, P = 0.005), and adiponectin (R = 0.85, P = 0.004) mRNA levels. In healthy young men, adiponutrin expression is upregulated [corrected] by hyperinsulinemia and is related to basal and/or insulin-stimulated p85alpha PI3K, HKII, adiponectin, and leptin expression levels. We hypothesize that insulin-mediated regulation of adiponutrin expression is under the PI3K pathway. The relevance of the present findings to reduced adiponutrin expression in type 2 diabetes is discussed.
    Full-text · Article · Dec 2006 · Journal of Endocrinology
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    ABSTRACT: Adiponutrin is a new transmembrane protein specifically expressed in adipose tissue. In obese subjects, short- or long-term calorie restriction diets were associated with a reduction in adiponutrin gene expression. Adiponut.rin mRNA level was previously shown to be negatively correlated with fasting glucose plasma levels and associated with insulin sensitivity of non-diabetic obese and non-obese subjects. The purpose of the present work was to get more insight into the regulation of adiponutrin gene expression by insulin and/or glucose using clamp studies and to examine its potential dysregulation in subjects with a deterioration of glucose homeostasis. Adiponutrin gene expression was quantified by reverse transcriptase-quantitative PCR in s.c. adipose tissue of healthy lean subjects after an euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp (EGHI), a hyperglycemic euinsulinemic clamp, and a hyperglycemic hyperinsulinemic (HGHI) clamp. Adiponutrin gene expression was also analyzed in patients with different levels of insulin resistance. During EGHI, insulin infusion induced adiponutrin gene expression 8.4-fold (P = 0.008). Its expression was also induced by glucose infusion, although to a lesser extend (2.2-fold, P = 0.03). Infusion of both insulin and glucose (HGHI) had an additive effect on the adiponutrin expression (tenfold, P = 0.008). In a pathological context, adiponutrin gene was highly expressed in the adipose tissue of type-1 diabetic patients with chronic hyperglycemia compared with healthy subjects. Conversely, adiponutrin gene expression was significantly reduced in type-2 diabetics (P = 0.01), but remained moderately regulated in these patients after the EGHI clamp (2.5-fold increased). These results suggest a strong relationship between adiponutrin expression, insulin sensitivity, and glucose metabolism in human adipose tissue.
    Preview · Article · Oct 2006 · European Journal of Endocrinology

  • No preview · Article · Mar 2006 · Diabetes & Metabolism
  • M. Costa · S. Potvin · G. Beauregard · R. Rabasa-Lhoret
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    ABSTRACT: Insulin resistance is characterized by a reduced biological action of the hormone especially on glucose metabolism. It is a common situation associated with major health problems such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. The Gold standard method is the euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp but this technique is difficult to use outside research protocols. Alternative methods include evaluation of insulin resistance from insulin and glucose values during an oral glucose tolerance test or from fasting values. Though less precise, these techniques are much more simple but lack validation.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2004 · Sang Thrombose Vaisseaux