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Insulin resistance is associated with MCP1-mediated macrophage accumulation in skeletal muscle in mice and humans.

PloS one (2014-10-23)
David Patsouris, Jingwei-Ji Cao, Guillaume Vial, Amelie Bravard, Etienne Lefai, Annie Durand, Christine Durand, Marie-Agnés Chauvin, Fabienne Laugerette, Cyrille Debard, Marie-Caroline Michalski, Martine Laville, Hubert Vidal, Jennifer Rieusset

Inflammation is now recognized as a major factor contributing to type 2 diabetes (T2D). However, while the mechanisms and consequences associated with white adipose tissue inflammation are well described, very little is known concerning the situation in skeletal muscle. The aim of this study was to investigate, in vitro and in vivo, how skeletal muscle inflammation develops and how in turn it modulates local and systemic insulin sensitivity in different mice models of T2D and in humans, focusing on the role of the chemokine MCP1. Here, we found that skeletal muscle inflammation and macrophage markers are increased and associated with insulin resistance in mice models and humans. In addition, we demonstrated that intra-muscular TNFα expression is exclusively restricted to the population of intramuscular leukocytes and that the chemokine MCP1 was associated with skeletal muscle inflammatory markers in these models. Furthermore, we demonstrated that exposure of C2C12 myotubes to palmitate elevated the production of the chemokine MCP1 and that the muscle-specific overexpression of MCP1 in transgenic mice induced the local recruitment of macrophages and altered local insulin sensitivity. Overall our study demonstrates that skeletal muscle inflammation is clearly increased in the context of T2D in each one of the models we investigated, which is likely consecutive to the lipotoxic environment generated by peripheral insulin resistance, further increasing MCP1 expression in muscle. Consequently, our results suggest that MCP1-mediated skeletal muscle macrophages recruitment plays a role in the etiology of T2D.

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Palmitic acid, ≥95%, FCC, FG
Palmitic acid, BioXtra, ≥99%
Palmitic acid, ≥98% palmitic acid basis (GC)
Palmitic acid, ≥99%
Palmitic acid, analytical standard
Palmitic acid, Pharmaceutical Secondary Standard; Certified Reference Material
Palmitic acid, natural, 98%, FG
Palmitic acid, United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Reference Standard
Rosiglitazone, ≥98% (HPLC)
Palmitic acid, certified reference material, TraceCERT®
Palmitic acid, European Pharmacopoeia (EP) Reference Standard