The crosstalks between adipokines and catecholamines
Ong, Jun Wei
Poh, Chueh Loo
Date of Issue2010
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Adipocytes, which secrete a spectrum of adipokines, play an integral role in metabolism via communications with other endocrine cells. In the present work, we have studied the interplays between adipokines and catecholamines, using 3T3-L1 adipocytes and PC12 cells as the cell models and an integrative experimental platform. We demonstrate that all catecholamines inhibit vesicle trafficking and secretion of leptin and resistin through β-adrenergic receptors, while leptin and resistin enhance the vesicle trafficking and secretion of catecholamines through PKC, PKA, MAPK kinase and Ca2+ dependent pathways. The crosstalks between adipokines and catecholamines were further corroborated by co-culturing 3T3-L1 adipocytes and PC12 cells. Our findings highlight the importance of adipo-adrenal axis in energy metabolism and the intricate interactions between metabolic hormones.
Molecular and cellular endocrinology
© 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, Elsevier Ireland Ltd. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mce.2010.11.002]