A Triterpenoid Inhibited Hormone-Induced Adipocyte Differentiation and Alleviated Dexamethasone-Induced Insulin Resistance in 3T3-L1 adipocytes.

Published on Jun 16, 2015in Natural Products and Bioprospecting
· DOI :10.1007/S13659-015-0063-5
Ji-Huan Qin2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine),
Jun-Zeng Ma7
Estimated H-index: 7
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
+ 7 AuthorsXiao-Ling Shen7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine)
a-Hydroxylup-20(29)-en-3-on-28-oic acid (1), a natural triterpenoid, was found to possess the ability in a dose-dependent manner inhibiting hormone-induced adipocyte differentiation in 3T3-L1 preadipocytes, and restoring glucose consuming ability in dexamethasone (DXM)-induced insulin resistant 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Compound 1 was also found to ameliorate DXM-induced adipocyte dysfunction in lipolysis and adipokine secretion. Mechanistic studies revealed that 1 inhibited adipocyte differentiation in 3T3-L1 preadipocytes via down-regulating hormone-stimulated gene transcription of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor c and CCAAT-enhancer-binding protein alpha which are key factors in lipogenesis, and restored DXM-impaired glucose consuming ability in differentiated 3T3-L1 adipocytes via repairing insulin signaling pathway and activating down-stream signaling transduction by phosphorylation of signaling molecules PI3K/p85, Akt2 and AS160, thus leading to increased translocation of glucose transporter type 4 and trans- portation of glucose. Graphical Abstract
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