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|Title:||Intestinal luminal content from high-fat-fed prediabetic mice changes epithelial barrier function in vitro|
|Abstract:||Evidence suggests that administration of a high-fat diet (HFD) results in changes in the intestinal lumen environment. Gut dysbiosis associated with intestinal barrier disruption may be involved in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) development through increased intestinal permeability, which would trigger an inflammatory response leading to peripheral insulin resistance state and ultimately T2DM. In this study, we investigated the effect of the intestinal luminal content isolated from control or HFD-fed prediabetic mice upon the tight junction (TJ)-mediated epithelial barrier in Caco-2 and MDCK epithelial cell lines. Exposure to small intestine luminal content (SI) isolated from HFD-fed prediabetic mice induced a more significant decrease in transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER), associated with higher paracellular flux in Caco-2 and MDCK cells after 6 h and 4 h respectively, as compared to the SI obtained from control mice. Such changes were accompanied by a significant decrease in TJ content of claudins, occludin, and ZO-1, indicative of disruption of the TJ barrier. Meanwhile, large intestine luminal content from control (Ctrl-LI) and prediabetic (HFD-LI) animals did not change TEER significantly, however, paracellular flux was significantly increased after 24 h, accompanied by a decrease in ZO-1 (after HFD-LI exposure) in Caco-2 and significant changes in the junctional distribution of claudins-1, -2, occludin and ZO-1 proteins in MDCK, particularly after HFD-LI exposure. Luminal components of intestinal content, altered by HFD exposure, induce impairment of the TJ structure and function in vitro, corroborating the idea of a role of the intestinal paracellular barrier in the obesity-related T2DM pathogenesis|
|Subject:||Diabetes mellitus tipo 2|
|Appears in Collections:||IB - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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