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The cGMP-inhibitable phosphodiesterase modulates glucose transport activation by insulin
Department of Medicine, University of Göteborg, Sahlgren's Hospital, Sweden.
1994 (English)In: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, ISSN 0006-3002, Vol. 1189, no 2, 163-167 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

To assess the role of the cGMP-inhibitable phosphodiesterase (cGI-PDE) in the action of insulin on glucose transport, adipocytes from young, lean rats were preincubated for 20 min at 37 degrees C with and without OPC 3911, a specific inhibitor of cGI-PDE, and 3-O-methylglucose uptake was measured. Insulin-stimulated glucose transport was impaired by OPC 3911 (approximately 15%) and this impairment became more pronounced in the presence of the degradable cAMP-analogue 8-bromo-cAMP (approximately 45%). This analogue alone did not significantly decrease glucose transport. Furthermore, insulin sensitivity was impaired by the combination of OPC 3911 and 8-bromo-cAMP. Maximal insulin-stimulated glucose transport in adipocytes from aging, obese rats was affected similarly by OPC 3911 and 8-bromo-cAMP, suggesting that cGI-PDE activity is not markedly altered in this insulin-resistant state. In conclusion, cGI-PDE exerts a modulating effect on the stimulatory action of insulin on glucose transport. This effect is particularly pronounced when the cellular cAMP levels are elevated.

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1994. Vol. 1189, no 2, 163-167 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-211335PubMedID: 8292620OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-211335DiVA: diva2:665999
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