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The proline-rich Akt substrate of 40 kDa (PRAS40) acts at the intersection of the Akt- and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR)-mediated signaling pathways. The protein kinase mTOR is the catalytic subunit of two distinct signaling complexes, mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1) and mTORC2, that link energy and nutrients to the regulation of cellular growth and energy(More)
Secreted frizzled-related protein 5 (Sfrp5) is an adipokine with anti-inflammatory and insulin-sensitizing properties in mice. However, the mechanism of Sfrp5 action, especially in humans, is largely unknown. Therefore, cytokine release and insulin signaling were analyzed to investigate the impact of Sfrp5 on inflammation and insulin signaling in primary(More)
Cardiovascular complications are common in patients with type 2 diabetes. Adipokines have been implicated in the induction of proliferative and pro-atherogenic alterations in human vascular smooth muscle cells (hVSMC). Other reports demonstrated the importance of the miRNA cluster miR-143/145 in the regulation of VSMC homeostasis and insulin sensitivity.(More)
The proline-rich Akt substrate of 40-kDa (PRAS40) has been linked to the regulation of the activity of the mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 as well as insulin action. Despite these cytosolic functions, PRAS40 was originally identified as nuclear phosphoprotein in Hela cells. This study aimed to detail mechanisms and consequences of the(More)
CONTEXT Silencing proline-rich Akt substrate of 40-kDa (PRAS40) impairs insulin signalling in skeletal muscle. OBJECTIVE This study assessed the effects of over-expressing wild type or mutant AAA-PRAS40, in which the major phosphorylation sites and mTORC1-binding site were mutated, on insulin signalling in skeletal muscle. RESULTS Over-expression of(More)
The proline-rich Akt substrate of 40 kDa (PRAS40) is a component of the mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) and among the most prominent Akt substrates in skeletal muscle. Yet the cellular functions of PRAS40 are incompletely defined. This study assessed the function of PRAS40 in insulin action in primary human skeletal muscle cells (hSkMC).(More)
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