Journal article

Skeletal muscle-specific overexpression of heat shock protein 72 improves skeletal muscle insulin-stimulated glucose uptake but does not alter whole body metabolism

Jessica PS Marshall, Emma Estevez, Helene L Kammoun, Emily J King, Clinton R Bruce, Brian G Drew, Hongwei Qian, Peter Iliades, Paul Gregorevic, Mark A Febbraio, Darren C Henstridge

DIABETES OBESITY & METABOLISM | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

AIMS: The induction of heat shock protein 72 (Hsp72) via heating, genetic manipulation or pharmacological activation is metabolically protective in the setting of obesity-induced insulin resistance across mammalian species. In this study, we set out to determine whether the overexpression of Hsp72, specifically in skeletal muscle, can protect against high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity and insulin resistance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An Adeno-Associated Viral vector (AAV), designed to overexpress Hsp72 in skeletal muscle only, was used to study the effects of increasing Hsp72 levels on various metabolic parameters. Two studies were conducted, the first with direct intramuscular (IM) injection ..

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