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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Protein Expression Is Down-regulated In Hyperinsulinemic Transgenic Mice.
Author: Berti, J A
Casquero, A C
Patricio, P R
Bighetti, E J B
Carneiro, E M
Boschero, A C
Oliveira, H C F
Abstract: Cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) mediates cholesteryl ester (CE) and triglyceride redistribution among plasma lipoproteins. In this work, we investigated whether varying levels of insulin regulate the CETP expression in vivo. Insulin deficiency [streptozotocin (STZ) injection], and hyperinsulinemia (insulin injections, 14 days) were induced in transgenic mice expressing a human CETP minigene flanked by its natural regulatory sequences. Glucose supplementation was provided to the hyperinsulinemic group (INS+GLUC) and to an extra group of mice (GLUC). In the STZ group, endogenous CE transfer rate, plasma CETP, and hepatic CETP mRNA levels were enhanced 3.0-, 1.5-, and 2.5-fold, respectively, as compared with controls. Insulin replacement in STZ mice normalized their glycemia and liver mRNA levels. Higher plasma CETP levels were observed in GLUC mice, which were decreased in INS+GLUC mice. Hepatic CETP mRNA was not altered in GLUC mice and was reduced by one-third in INS+GLUC mice. These results show that: 1) STZ treatment increases CETP plasma levels and liver mRNA expression; 2) diet glucose supplementation increases plasma CETP levels but does not change liver mRNA abundance; and 3) daily insulin injections blunt the glucose-stimulated CETP expression by reducing its liver mRNA levels. These data suggest that insulin down-regulates CETP gene expression.
Subject: Animals
Body Composition
Carrier Proteins
Cholesterol Ester Transfer Proteins
Cholesterol Esters
Gene Expression Regulation
Mice, Transgenic
Rna, Messenger
Citation: Journal Of Lipid Research. v. 44, n. 10, p. 1870-6, 2003-Oct.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1194/jlr.M300036-JLR200
Date Issue: 2003
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