The vgf gene regulates energy homeostasis and the VGF-derived peptide TLQP-21 centrally exerts catabolic effects in mice and hamsters. Here, we investigate the effect of chronic intracerebroventricular (icv) injection of TLQP-21 in mice fed high fat diet (HFD). Fast weightgaining mice injected with the peptide or cerebrospinal fluid were selected for physiological, endocrine, and molecular analysis. TLQP-21 selectively inhibited the increase in body weight and epididymal white adipose tissue (eWAT) weight induced by HFD in control animals despite both groups having a similar degree of hyperphagia. TLQP-21 normalized the increase in leptin and decrease in ghrelin while increasing epinephrine and epinephrine/norepinephrine ratio when compared to values in controls. Finally, HFD-TLQP-21 mice showed a selective increase of eWAT β3-adrenergic receptor mRNA. Peroxisome-proliferatoractivated- receptor-δ and hormone-sensing-lipase mRNA were also upregulated. In conclusion, chronic icv infusion of TLQP-21 prevented the early phase of diet-induced obesity despite overfeeding. These effects were paralleled by activation of catabolic pathways within the eWAT. Our results further support a role for TLQP-21 as a catabolic neuropeptide.
Chronic intracerebroventricular injection of TLQP-21 prevents high fat diet induced weight gain in fast weight-gaining mice / A. Bartolomucci, E. Bresciani, I. Bulgarelli, A.E. Rigamonti, T. Pascucci, A. Levi, R. Possenti, A. Torsello, V. Locatelli, E.E. Muller, A. Moles. - In: GENES & NUTRITION. - ISSN 1555-8932. - 4:1(2009), pp. 49-57.
|Titolo:||Chronic intracerebroventricular injection of TLQP-21 prevents high fat diet induced weight gain in fast weight-gaining mice|
BARTOLOMUCCI, ALESSANDRO (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||High fat diet; Neuropeptides; Obesity; VGF; White adipose tissue; Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; Genetics|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12263-009-0110-0|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|