Expression and function of receptors for insulin-like growth factor-I and insulin in human coronary artery smooth muscle cells
2005 (English)In: Diabetologia, ISSN 0012-186X, Vol. 48, no 10, 2155-2161 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Aims/hypothesis: Hyperinsulinaemia and insulin resistance, as well as low IGF-I, have been implicated in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. Little is known about direct effects of IGF-I and insulin on human coronary artery smooth muscle cells (HCASMCs). Our aim was to characterise the expression and function of IGF-I receptor (IGF-IR) and insulin receptor (IR) in HCASMCs. Materials and methods: Cultured HCASMCs were used. mRNA expression was measured by quantitative real-time RT-PCR analysis. Receptor proteins, phosphorylation of β-subunits and the presence of hybrid IR/IGF-IR were analysed by immunoprecipitation and western blotting. DNA synthesis and glucose metabolism were assessed using [3H]thymidine incorporation and D-[U-14C]glucose accumulation respectively. Results: The mRNA expression of IGF-IR was approximately eight-fold higher than that of IR in HCASMCs. The presence of IGF-IR and IR could be demonstrated by immunoprecipitation and western blot analysis. Phosphorylation of the IGF-IR β-subunit was obtained by IGF-I at 10−10–10−8 mol/l and insulin at 10−8 mol/l. Insulin and IGF-I at 10−10–10−9 mol/l phosphorylated the IR β-subunit. When immunoprecipitated with monoclonal anti-IR α-subunit or IGF-IR α-subunit antibodies, we found bands in slightly different positions, suggesting the presence of hybrid IR/IGF-IR. IGF-I at 10−9–10−8 mol/l significantly stimulated [3H]thymidine incorporation and at a concentration of 10−9–10−7 mol/l also D-[U-14C]glucose accumulation in HCASMCs. Insulin at 10−9–10−7 mol/l had no effect on DNA synthesis, but increased glucose accumulation at 10−7 mol/l. Conclusions/interpretation: Our study provides experimental evidence that IGF-IR and possibly hybrid IR/IGF-IR play a role in HCASMCs.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 48, no 10, 2155-2161 p.
Human coronary artery smooth muscle cells, Hybrid insulin receptor/IGF-I receptor, IGF-I receptor, Insulin receptor
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-12556DOI: 10.1007/s00125-005-1890-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-12556DiVA: diva2:1697