Involvement of phosphatidylinositol 5-phosphate in insulin-stimulated glucose uptake in the L6 myotube model of skeletal muscle

Deborah L. Grainger, Christodoulos Tavelis, Alexander J. Ryan, Katherine A. Hinchliffe

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    Abstract

    The phosphoinositide phospholipid PtdIns5P has previously been implicated in insulin-stimulated translocation of the glucose transporter GLUT4 into the plasma membrane of adipocytes, but its potential role in glucose transport in muscle has not been explored. The involvement of PtdIns5P in insulin-stimulated glucose uptake was therefore investigated in myotubes of the skeletal muscle cell line L6. Stimulation with insulin produced a transient increase in PtdIns5P, which was abolished by the over-expression of the highly active PtdIns5P 4-kinase PIP4Kα. PIP4Kα over-expression also abolished both the enhanced glucose uptake and the robust peak of PtdIns(3,4,5)P 3 production stimulated by insulin in myotubes. Delivery of exogenous PtdIns5P into unstimulated myotubes increased Akt phosphorylation, promoted GLUT4 relocalisation from internal membrane to plasma membrane fractions and its association with plasma membrane lawns and also stimulated glucose uptake in a tyrosine kinase and phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI 3-kinase)-dependent fashion. Our results are consistent with a role for insulin-stimulated PtdIns5P production in regulating glucose transport by promoting PI 3-kinase signalling. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)723-732
    Number of pages9
    JournalPflügers Archiv European Journal of Physiology
    Volume462
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

    Keywords

    • Glucose transport
    • Insulin
    • Myocytes
    • Phospholipid
    • Signal transduction

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