Glucose regulates protein turnover and growth-related mechanisms in rainbow trout myogenic precursor cells

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  • Rainbow trout are considered glucose intolerant because they are poor utilizers of glucose, despite having functional insulin receptors and glucose transporters. Following high carbohydrate meals, rainbow trout are persistently hyperglycemic, which is likely due to low glucose utilization in peripheral tissues including the muscle. Also, rainbow trout myogenic precursor cells (MPCs) treated in vitro with insulin and IGF1 increase glucose uptake and protein synthesis, whereas protein degradation is decreased. Given our understanding of glucose regulation in trout, we sought to understand how glucose concentrations affect protein synthesis, protein degradation; and expression of genes associated with muscle growth and proteolysis in MPCs. We found that following 24 h and 48 h of treatment with low glucose media (5.6 mM), myoblasts had significant decreases in protein synthesis. Also, low glucose treatments affected the expression of both mstn2a and igfbp5. These findings support that glucose is a direct regulator of protein synthesis and growth-related mechanisms in rainbow trout muscle.
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    Author List

  • Latimer MN; Reid RM; Biga PR; Cleveland BM
  • Start Page

  • 91
  • End Page

  • 97
  • Volume

  • 232