Ruben Conejo

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We have recently shown that insulin induced myogenesis in the mouse C2C12 skeletal muscle cell line by activation of phosphatidylinositol (PI) 3-kinase/p70S6-kinase and p38-mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and downregulation of p42/p44-MAPK. This study investigated the insulin-signaling pathways involved in mitogenesis, survival, and membrane(More)
In the present study, we have examined the insulin-signaling pathways involved in myogenesis in mouse C2C12 skeletal muscle cell line, a cellular system that expresses high number of high affinity insulin receptors. Insulin (50 nM) rapidly (5 min) stimulated beta-chain insulin receptor, activated the phosphatidylinositol (PI) 3-kinase/Akt/p70S6-kinase(More)
v-H-ras transformed C2C12 (C2Ras) myoblasts, overexpressing p21-Ras protein in the Ras-GTP active form, showed a differentiation-defective phenotype when cultured in low serum as compared with C2C12 myoblasts. Accordingly, the purpose of the present study was to delineate the signaling pathways that restore C2Ras myoblasts differentiation. Inhibition of(More)
Fetal brown adipocytes cultured in a serum-free medium, containing 5 mM glucose, expressed both GLUT4 and GLUT1 glucose transporters at the mRNA and protein level. Treatment with either insulin or insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I at physiological concentrations up-regulates the expression of the GLUT4 gene, producing a time-dependent mRNA accumulation(More)
Serum deprivation of the immortalized brown adipocyte cell line resulted in growth arrest in G0/G1 phases of the cell cycle and apoptosis, as detected by DNA laddering, nuclei condensation and fragmentation, and an increase in the percentage of hypodiploid cells. In addition, apoptosis in these cells is accompanied by an induction of the expression of the(More)
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