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Rev Diabet Stud. 2007 Fall;4(3):147-58. Epub 2007 Nov 10.

Expression Analysis of cPLA2 Alpha Interacting TIP60 in Diabetic KKAy and Non-Diabetic C57BL Wild-Type Mice: No Impact of Transient and Stable TIP60 Overexpression on Glucose-Stimulated Insulin Secretion in Pancreatic Beta-Cells.

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  • 1Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism C, Aarhus Sygehus THG, Aarhus University Hospital, Tage-Hansens Gade 2, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.


In the present study we investigate the expression levels of cytosolic phospholipase A2 alpha (cPLA2alpha) interacting histone acetyl transferase proteins TIP60alpha and TIP60beta in non-diabetic C57BL wild-type mice and obese type 2 diabetic KKAy model mice. The aim was to test our hypothesis that TIP60 plays a regulatory role in glucose-stimulated insulin secretion from pancreatic beta-cells.


Ten obese diabetic KKAy mice and ten non-diabetic C57BL mice were fed a standard chow diet. After nine weeks, islet RNA was purified and used to measure TIP60 expression. We investigated the effect of TIP60alpha and TIP60beta on glucose-stimulated insulin secretion by transient and stable overexpression in the pancreatic mouse beta-cell line MIN6 and the rat beta-cell line INS-1E.


We found that non-diabetic C57BL mice and diabetic KKAy mice have the same level of both the alpha and beta splice forms of TIP60. Furthermore, we demonstrated that transient and stable expression of TIP60 in INS-1E cells affects neither glucose-stimulated insulin secretion, insulin output nor cell insulin content. Also susceptibility to developing gluco-toxicity was unaffected.


TIP60 over-expression does not affect glucose stimulated insulin secretion, insulin content or abnormal beta-cell function during glucotoxicity.

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