High-fat diet alters PP2A, TC10, and CIP4 expression in visceral adipose tissue of rats

Hye Seung Jun, Kyujung Hwang, Yunjung Kim, Taesun Park

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

28 Citations (Scopus)


Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate a possible link between high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity and the expression of protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) and Cdc42-interacting protein 4 (CIP4) proteins, potential downstream components of the IRS/PI3K/AKT and CAP/Cbl/TC10 pathway, respectively, in the visceral adipose tissue. Methods and Procedures: Twenty male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into two groups and were given either HFD or the normal diet (ND) for 8 weeks. The HFD-induced changes in the expression of the epididymal adipose tissue genes involved in the insulin-signaling pathways were evaluated using real-time reverse-transcription PCR and western blot analysis. Results: The exposure of rats to HFD for 8 weeks resulted in a significant increase in the expression of PP2A at both the transcriptional and translational levels, along with a marked reduction in the levels of phosphorylated AKT and insulin receptor substrate-1 (IRS-1) in the cytosol of visceral adipocytes, compared with the ND rats. Besides, there were significant HFD-induced decreases in the mRNA and protein levels of CIP4 and TC10 in the adipose tissue of rats. Discussion: These data suggest that HFD might have a relevance to insulin resistance by increasing the expression of PP2A, an inhibitor of AKT activity in the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT pathway, and also by suppressing the expression of TC10 and CIP4, downstream effectors of the Cbl/CAP/TC10 insulin-signaling cascade in the visceral adipose tissue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1226-1231
Number of pages6
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


Dive into the research topics of 'High-fat diet alters PP2A, TC10, and CIP4 expression in visceral adipose tissue of rats'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this