Lídia Sevilla

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The previous characterization of an abundant population of non-adrenergic imidazoline-I2 binding sites in adipocytes and the recent demonstration of the interplay between these binding sites and amine oxidases led us to analyze the amine oxidase activity in membranes from isolated rat adipocytes. Adipocyte membranes had substantial levels of(More)
UNLABELLED Using isolated rat cardiomyocytes we have examined: 1) the effect of insulin on the cellular distribution of glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4) and GLUT1, 2) the total amount of these transporters, and 3) the co-localization of GLUT4, GLUT1, and secretory carrier membrane proteins (SCAMPs) in intracellular membranes. Insulin induced 5.7- and 2.7-fold(More)
We have established a simple procedure for the separation of intracellular pool(s) of glucose transporter isoform GLUT-4-containing vesicles from the surface sarcolemma and T tubule membranes of rat skeletal myocytes. This procedure enabled us to immunopurify intracellular GLUT-4-containing vesicles and to demonstrate that 20-30% of the receptors for(More)
The interaction of middle-aging and chronic high-fat feeding on glucose transport in skeletal muscle and adipose tissue was examined. To this end, we studied the effects of 6 month treatment with a high-fat diet in 12-month old rats. Chronic high-fat feeding led to a substantial reduction in GLUT4 glucose transporter expression both in adipose tissue and in(More)
Cardiac muscle is characterized by a high rate of glucose consumption. In the absence of insulin, glucose transport into cardiomyocytes limits the rate of glucose utilization and therefore it is important to understand the regulation of glucose transporters. Cardiac muscle cells express 2 distinct glucose transporters, GLUT4 and GLUT1; although GLUT4 is(More)
Cellular microarray developments and its applications are the next step after DNA and protein microarrays. The choice of the surface chemistry of the substrates used for the implementation of this technique, that must favor proper protein immobilization while avoiding cell adhesion on the nonspotted areas, presents a complex challenge. This is a key issue(More)
Insulin and acute exercise stimulate glucose transport in skeletal muscle by translocating GLUT4 glucose transporters to the cell surface. GLUT4 is distributed in skeletal muscle in two intracellular membrane populations, an endosomal pool that remains unaltered after insulin treatment and an storage population that is markedly GLUT4 depleted in response to(More)
A major objective for the understanding of muscle glucose disposal is the elucidation of the intracellular trafficking pathway of GLUT4 glucose carriers in the muscle fiber. In this report, we provide functional and biochemical characterization of two distinct intracellular GLUT4 vesicle pools obtained from rat skeletal muscle. The two pools showed a(More)
Skeletal muscle is a major glucose-utilizing tissue in the absorptive state and alterations in muscle insulin-stimulated glucose uptake lead to derangements in whole body glucose disposal. The major glucose transporter expressed in skeletal muscle is the GLUT4 isoform. In the muscle fiber, GLUT4 undergoes insulin-stimulated translocation to T-tubules and to(More)