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Comparison of adipocyte-specific gene expression from WNIN/Ob mutant obese rats, lean control, and parental control.
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PMID:  21633899     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Adipose tissue development is a highly regulated phenomenon orchestrated by several check points (recruitment of mesenchymal stem cells and their lineage commitment) to form mature adipocytes. Once committed to obesity, expansion of adipose tissue occurs either by hypertrophy or hyperplasia or by both resulting in an altered physiological status. This precipitates as inflammatory responses, leading to endoplasmic reticulum and oxidative stress altering the gene expression of adipose tissue in a depot-specific manner. However, such studies reporting a phased gene expression profile in conditions of rodent obesity are not reported so far. WNIN/Ob mutant obese rat, developed at our institute is an excellent model to study the pathophysiological changes underlying obesity. Here, we report the gene expression profile of this mutant rat (obese and lean), compared with the parental control, with reference to markers of embryonic stem cells, adipogenesis, inflammation, and senescence in both subcutaneous (SCAT) and retroperitoneal (RPAT) adipose depots representing abdominal fat. We demonstrate an upregulation of genes such as Sox-2, Pref-1, PPARγ2, LPL, IRS-1, GLUT-4, IL-6, TNFα, and telomerase in SCAT and RPAT depots of the obese rat compared to its lean counterpart indicating no difference in fat depots at different locations. This is suggestive of a similar phenotypic expression of mutant gene. Data form the phased gene expression changes of adipogenesis (embryonic/adipogenic/inflammatory) in the present obese rat model system advocate for inflammatory mediated response(s) associated with obesity-a condition often seen in humans.
S L Madhira; G Nappanveethl; V Kodavalla; V Venkatesan
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Molecular and cellular biochemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-4919     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
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Created Date:  2011-6-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0364456     Medline TA:  Mol Cell Biochem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Biochemistry/Stem Cell Research, National Institute of Nutrition (Indian Council of Medical Research), Jamai-Osmania (P.O.), Hyderabad, 500007, Andhra Pradesh, India.
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