Basic & Clinical Medicine ›› 2010, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (9): 935-939.

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Rosiglitazone up-regulates expression of CPTⅠand PPARγ in skeletal muscles of aged rat fed high-fat diets

Yu GAO, Hui-juan MA, Jing WANG, Dong-ming QU, Guang-yao SONG, Shu-guo HU   

  1. Affiliated Hospital, Chengde Medical College Hebei Provincial People's Hospital Hebei Provincial People's Hospital
  • Received:2009-09-11 Revised:2010-01-06 Online:2010-09-05 Published:2010-09-05
  • Contact: Guang-yao SONG,

Abstract: Objective To observe the expression of carnitine palmitoyltransferase Ⅰ (CPTⅠ) and peroxisome proliferators activated receptorγ(PPARγ) in high-fat-fed aged rats and rosiglitazone intervention. Methods Wistar rats were divided into control group, high-fat diet (HF) group and high-fat diet plus rosiglitazone maleate tablets (RSG) group, (n=20 in each group). Insulin sensitivity was evaluated by conscious hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp techniques, the expression of CPTⅠmRNA and PPARγmRNA and protein were analyzed by RT-PCR and Western-blot. Results Skeletal muscle triglyceride was significantly higher and glucose infusion rate was significantly lower in the control group than those in the high-fat diets group. The expression of CPTⅠ and PPARγ decreased in HF group, RSG group reserves above of all the changes. Conclusion It is suggested that a increased expression of CPTⅠand PPARγ play a pivotal role in insulin-sensitizing effect of rosiglitazone treatment, maybe the one of the mechanism of improving insulin resistance.

Key words: Aging, Insulin resistance, Carnitine palmitoyltransferase(CPTⅠ), PPAR gamma, Rosiglitazone