Lu 2018 Cell Discov

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Lu Z, Wei X, Sun F, Zhang H, Gao P, Pu Y, Wang A, Chen J, Tong W, Li Q, Zhou X, Yan Z, Zheng H, Yang G, Huang Y, Liu D, Zhu Z (2018) Non-insulin determinant pathways maintain glucose homeostasis upon metabolic surgery. Cell Discov 4:58.

» PMID: 30275974 Open Access

Lu Z, Wei X, Sun F, Zhang H, Gao P, Pu Y, Wang A, Chen J*, Tong W, Li Q, Zhou X, Yan Z, Zheng H*, Yang G, Huang Y, Liu D, Zhu Z (2018) Cell Discov

Abstract: Insulin is critical for glucose homeostasis, and insulin deficiency or resistance leads to the development of diabetes. Recent evidence suggests that diabetes can be remitted independent of insulin. However, the underlying mechanism remains largely elusive. In this study, we utilized metabolic surgery as a tool to identify the non-insulin determinant mechanism. Here, we report that the most common metabolic surgery, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), reduced insulin production but persistently maintained euglycemia in healthy Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats and C57 mice. This reduction in insulin production was associated with RYGB-mediated inhibition of pancreatic preproinsulin and polypyrimidine tract-binding protein 1. In addition, RYGB also weakened insulin sensitivity that was evaluated by hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp test and downregulated signaling pathways in insulin-sensitive tissues. The mechanistic evidence suggests that RYGB predominately shifted the metabolic profile from glucose utilization to fatty acid oxidation, enhanced the energy expenditure and activated multiple metabolic pathways through reducing gut energy uptake. Importantly, the unique effect of RYGB was extended to rats with islet disruption and patients with type 2 diabetes. These results demonstrate that compulsory rearrangement of the gastrointestinal tract can initiate non-insulin determinant pathways to maintain glucose homeostasis. Based on the principle of RYGB action, the development of a noninvasive intervention of the gastrointestinal tract is a promising therapeutic route to combat disorders characterized by energy metabolism dysregulation.


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Labels: MiParea: Respiration  Pathology: Diabetes 

Organism: Rat  Tissue;cell: Skeletal muscle, Liver  Preparation: Isolated mitochondria 


Coupling state: OXPHOS, ET  Pathway: F, N, ROX  HRR: Oxygraph-2k 

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