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Impact of perturbed pyruvate metabolism on adipocyte triglyceride accumulation

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31798 44839 2009 9 PDF Available
Title
Impact of perturbed pyruvate metabolism on adipocyte triglyceride accumulation
Abstract

This study aimed to test the hypothesis that adipocyte TG accumulation could be altered by specifically perturbing pyruvate metabolism. We treated cultured 3T3-L1 adipocytes with chemical inhibitors of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and pyruvate carboxylase (PC), and characterized their global effects on intermediary metabolism using metabolic flux and isotopomer analysis. Inhibiting the enzymes over several days did not alter the adipocyte differentiation program as assessed by the expression levels of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ and glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase. The main metabolic effects were to up-regulate intracellular lipolysis and decrease TG accumulation. Inhibiting PC also up-regulated glycolysis. Flux estimates indicated that the reduction in TG was due to decreased de novo fatty acid synthesis. Exogenous addition of free fatty acids dose-dependently increased the cellular TG level in the inhibitor-treated adipocytes, but not in untreated control cells. The results of this study support our hypothesis regarding the critical role of pyruvate reactions in TG synthesis.

Keywords
Adipocyte; Pyruvate; Lipid metabolism; de novo fatty acid synthesis; Metabolic flux analysis
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Metabolic Engineering - Volume 11, Issue 6, November 2009, Pages 382–390
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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