Journal article

Ablating the protein TBC1D1 impairs contraction-induced sarcolemmal glucose transporter 4 redistribution but not insulin-mediated responses in rats.

Jamie Whitfield, Sabina Paglialunga, Brennan K Smith, Paula M Miotto, Genevieve Simnett, Holly L Robson, Swati S Jain, Eric AF Herbst, Eric M Desjardins, David J Dyck, Lawrence L Spriet, Gregory R Steinberg, Graham P Holloway

Journal of Biological Chemistry | Published : 2017

Abstract

TBC1 domain family member 1 (TBC1D1), a Rab GTPase-activating protein and paralogue of Akt substrate of 160 kDa (AS160), has been implicated in both insulin- and 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide ribonucleotide formyltransferase/IMP cyclohydrolase-mediated glucose transporter type 4 (GLUT4) translocation. However, the role of TBC1D1 in contracting muscle remains ambiguous. We therefore explored the metabolic consequence of ablating TBC1D1 in both resting and contracting skeletal muscles, utilizing a rat TBC1D1 KO model. Although insulin administration rapidly increased (p < 0.05) plasma membrane GLUT4 content in both red and white gastrocnemius muscles, the TBC1D1 ablation did not alter this re..

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