Pravenec 2017 Physiol Res

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Pravenec M1, Zídek V, Landa V, Mlejnek P, Šilhavý J, Šimáková M, Trnovská J, Škop V, Marková I, Malínská H, Hüttl M, Kazdová L, Bardová K, Tauchmannová K, Vrbacký M, Nůsková H, Mráček T, Kopecký J, Houštěk J (2017) Mutant Wars2 gene in spontaneously hypertensive rats impairs brown adipose tissue function and predisposes to visceral obesity. Physiol Res 66:917-24.

» PMID: 29261326 Open Access

Pravenec M1, Zidek V, Landa V, Mlejnek P, Silhavy J, Simakova M, Trnovska J, Skop V, Markova I, Malinska H, Huettl M, Kazdova L, Bardova K, Tauchmannova K, Vrbacky M, Nuskova H, Mracek T, Kopecky J, Houstek J (2017) Physiol Res

Abstract: Brown adipose tissue (BAT) plays an important role in lipid and glucose metabolism in rodents and possibly also in humans. Identification of genes responsible for BAT function would shed light on underlying pathophysiological mechanisms of metabolic disturbances. Recent linkage analysis in the BXH/HXB recombinant inbred (RI) strains, derived from Brown Norway (BN) and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR), identified two closely linked quantitative trait loci (QTL) associated with glucose oxidation and glucose incorporation into BAT lipids in the vicinity of Wars2 (tryptophanyl tRNA synthetase 2 (mitochondrial)) gene on chromosome 2. The SHR harbors L53F WARS2 protein variant that was associated with reduced angiogenesis and Wars2 thus represents a prominent positional candidate gene. In the current study, we validated this candidate as a quantitative trait gene (QTG) using transgenic rescue experiment. SHR-Wars2 transgenic rats with wild type Wars2 gene when compared to SHR, showed more efficient mitochondrial proteosynthesis and increased mitochondrial respiration, which was associated with increased glucose oxidation and incorporation into BAT lipids, and with reduced weight of visceral fat. Correlation analyses in RI strains showed that increased activity of BAT was associated with amelioration of insulin resistance in muscle and white adipose tissue. In summary, these results demonstrate important role of Wars2 gene in regulating BAT function and consequently lipid and glucose metabolism.

Keywords: Brown adipose tissue, Spontaneously hypertensive rat, Quantitative trait loci, Transgenic, Wars2 gene, Mitochondrial proteosynthesis Bioblast editor: Kandolf G O2k-Network Lab: CZ Prague Houstek J, CZ Prague Kopecky J


Labels: MiParea: Respiration, mtDNA;mt-genetics  Pathology: Obesity 

Organism: Rat  Tissue;cell: Endothelial;epithelial;mesothelial cell, Fibroblast  Preparation: Isolated mitochondria 


Coupling state: OXPHOS  Pathway: N, NS  HRR: Oxygraph-2k 

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