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|Title:||CD1 is involved in diet-induced hypothalamic inflammation in obesity|
Ramalho, Albina F. S.
Nogueira, Pedro A. S.
Gaspar, Rodrigo S.
Ropelle, Eduardo R.
Velloso, Licio A.
|Abstract:||Obesity-associated hypothalamic inflammation plays an important role in the development of defective neuronal control of whole body energy balance. Because dietary fats are the main triggers of hypothalamic inflammation, we hypothesized that CD1, a lipid-presenting protein, may be involved in the hypothalamic inflammatory response in obesity. Here, we show that early after the introduction of a high-fat diet, CD1 expressing cells gradually appear in the mediobasal hypothalamus. The inhibition of hypothalamic CD1 reduces diet-induced hypothalamic inflammation and rescues the obese and glucose-intolerance phenotype of mice fed a high-fat diet. Conversely, the chemical activation of hypothalamic CD1 further increases diet-induced obesity and hypothalamic inflammation. A bioinformatics analysis revealed that hypothalamic CD1 correlates with transcripts encoding for proteins known to be involved in diet-induced hypothalamic abnormalities in obesity. Thus, CD1 is involved in at least part of the hypothalamic inflammatory response in diet-induced obesity and its modulation affects the body mass phenotype of mice|
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