Metabolic abnormalities induced by mitochondrial dysfunction in skeletal muscle of the renal carcinoma Eker (TSC2+/-) rat model.

Abstract

Tuberous sclerosis complex 2 (TSC2) is a mediator of insulin signal transduction, and a loss of function in TSC2 induces hyperactivation of mTORC1 pathway, which leads to tumorigenesis. We have previously demonstrated that Eker rat model, which is heterozygous for a TSC2 mutation, exhibits hyperglycemia and hyperketonemia. The present study was to investigate whether these changes also can affect metabolism in skeletal muscle of the Eker rat. Wild-type (TSC2+/+) and Eker (TSC2+/-) rats underwent an oral glucose tolerance test, and the latter showed decrease in whole-body glucose utilization. Additionally, reductions in the expression of glycolysis-, lipolysis-, and ketone body-related genes in skeletal muscle were observed in Eker rats. Furthermore, ATP content and mitochondrial DNA copy number were lower in skeletal muscle of Eker rats. These data demonstrate that heterozygous to mutation TSC2 not only affects the liver metabolism, but also skeletal muscle metabolism, via mitochondrial dysfunction.

DOI: 10.1080/09168451.2016.1165603

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@article{Aizawa2016MetabolicAI, title={Metabolic abnormalities induced by mitochondrial dysfunction in skeletal muscle of the renal carcinoma Eker (TSC2+/-) rat model.}, author={Yumi Aizawa and Tomomi Shirai and Toshiyuki Kobayashi and Okio Hino and Yoshimasa Tsujii and Hirofumi Inoue and Machiko Kazami and Tadahiro Tadokoro and Tsukasa Suzuki and Ken-ichi Kobayashi and Yuji Yamamoto}, journal={Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry}, year={2016}, volume={80 8}, pages={1513-9} }