JOURNAL ARTICLE

Inhibition of lipolysis and lipogenesis in isolated rat adipocytes with AICAR, a cell-permeable activator of AMP-activated protein kinase

J E Sullivan, K J Brocklehurst, A E Marley, F Carey, D Carling, R K Beri
FEBS Letters 1994 October 10, 353 (1): 33-6
7926017
In vivo, hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL) is known to be phosphorylated on two sites termed the regulatory and basal sites. However, the intracellular role of the basal site or the identity of the protein kinase phosphorylating this site has not been established. We show that 5-amino-4-imidazolecarboxamide ribonucleoside (AICAR) markedly activates cellular AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) in a time- and dose-dependent manner. As expected for an agent that activates AMPK intracellularly, AICAR had no effect on the basal activity of HSL. However, preincubation of adipocytes with AICAR led to a reduced response of these cells to the lipolytic agent isoprenaline. AICAR was also shown to profoundly inhibit lipogenesis through increased phosphorylation of acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC). Thus it appears that in addition to regulating lipogenesis, AMPK also plays an important antilipolytic role by regulating HSL in rat adipocytes.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Trending Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
7926017
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"