Perilipin 5 Deletion in Hepatocytes Remodels Lipid Metabolism and Causes Hepatic Insulin Resistance in Mice
Stacey N Keenan, Ruth C Meex, Jennifer CY Lo, Andrew Ryan, Shuai Nie, Magdalene K Montgomery, Matthew J Watt
DIABETES | AMER DIABETES ASSOC | Published : 2019
Defects in hepatic lipid metabolism cause nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and insulin resistance, and these pathologies are closely linked. Regulation of lipid droplet metabolism is central to the control of intracellular fatty acid fluxes, and perilipin 5 (PLIN5) is important in this process. We examined the role of PLIN5 on hepatic lipid metabolism and systemic glycemic control using liver-specific Plin5-deficient mice (Plin5LKO ). Hepatocytes isolated from Plin5LKO mice exhibited marked changes in lipid metabolism characterized by decreased fatty acid uptake and storage, decreased fatty acid oxidation that was associated with reduced contact between lipid droplets and mitochondria, and r..View full abstract
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This work was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) (1047138). S.N.K. was supported by a Biomedicine Discovery Scholarship from Monash University, and M.J.W. (APP1077703) and M.K.M. (APP1143224) were supported by research fellowships from the NHMRC.