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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Inflammation of the Hypothalamus Leads to Defective Pancreatic Islet Function
Author: CALEGARI, Vivian C.
TORSONI, Adriana S.
VANZELA, Ennerielle C.
ARAUJO, Eliana P.
MORARI, Joseane
ZOPPI, Claudio C.
SBRAGIA, Lourenco
BOSCHERO, Antonio C.
Abstract: Type 2 diabetes mellitus results from the complex association of insulin resistance and pancreatic beta-cell failure. Obesity is the main risk factor for type 2 diabetes mellitus, and recent studies have shown that, in diet-induced obesity, the hypothalamus becomes inflamed and dysfunctional, resulting in the loss of the perfect coupling between caloric intake and energy expenditure. Because pancreatic beta-cell function is, in part, under the control of the autonomic nervous system, we evaluated the role of hypothalamic inflammation in pancreatic islet function. In diet-induced obesity, the earliest markers of hypothalamic inflammation are present at 8 weeks after the beginning of the high fat diet; similarly, the loss of the first phase of insulin secretion is detected at the same time point and is restored following sympathectomy. Intracerebroventricular injection of a low dose of tumor necrosis factor a leads to a dysfunctional increase in insulin secretion and activates the expression of a number of markers of apoptosis in pancreatic islets. In addition, the injection of stearic acid intracerebroventricularly, which leads to hypothalamic inflammation through the activation of tau-like receptor-4 and endoplasmic reticulum stress, produces an impairment of insulin secretion, accompanied by increased expression of markers of apoptosis. The defective insulin secretion, in this case, is partially dependent on sympathetic signal-induced peroxisome proliferator receptor-gamma coactivator Delta a and uncoupling protein-2 expression and is restored after sympathectomy or following PGC1 alpha expression inhibition by an antisense oligonucleotide. Thus, the autonomic signals generated in concert with hypothalamic inflammation can impair pancreatic islet function, a phenomenon that may explain the early link between obesity and defective insulin secretion.
Country: Estados Unidos
Citation: JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, v.286, n.15, p.12870-12880, 2011
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M110.173021
Date Issue: 2011
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