Journal article

Undercarboxylated Osteocalcin Improves Insulin-Stimulated Glucose Uptake in Muscles of Corticosterone-Treated Mice

Xuzhu Lin, Lewan Parker, Emma McLennan, Alan Hayes, Glenn McConell, Tara C Brennan-Speranza, Itamar Levinger

Journal of Bone and Mineral Research | WILEY | Published : 2019


Short-term administration of glucocorticoids (GCs) impairs muscle insulin sensitivity at least in part via the reduction of undercarboxylated osteocalcin (ucOC). However, whether ucOC treatment reverses the GC-induced muscle insulin resistance remains unclear. To test the hypothesis that ucOC directly ameliorates impaired insulin-stimulated glucose uptake (ISGU) induced by short-term GC administration in mice muscle and to identify the molecular mechanisms, mice were implanted with placebo or corticosterone (CS) slow-release pellets. Two days post-surgery, insulin-tolerance tests (ITTs) were performed. On day 3, serum was collected and extensor digitorum longus (EDL) and soleus muscles were ..

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