Obesity Surgery

, Volume 19, Issue 6, pp 771–776

RIP140 Gene and Protein Expression Levels are Downregulated in Visceral Adipose Tissue in Human Morbid Obesity

Authors

  • Victoria Catalán
    • Metabolic Research LaboratoryClínica Universitaria de Navarra, University of Navarra
    • CIBER de Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y NutriciónInstituto de Salud Carlos III
  • Javier Gómez-Ambrosi
    • Metabolic Research LaboratoryClínica Universitaria de Navarra, University of Navarra
    • CIBER de Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y NutriciónInstituto de Salud Carlos III
  • Amaia Lizanzu
    • Metabolic Research LaboratoryClínica Universitaria de Navarra, University of Navarra
  • Amaia Rodríguez
    • Metabolic Research LaboratoryClínica Universitaria de Navarra, University of Navarra
    • CIBER de Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y NutriciónInstituto de Salud Carlos III
  • Camilo Silva
    • Department of EndocrinologyClínica Universitaria de Navarra, University of Navarra
    • CIBER de Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y NutriciónInstituto de Salud Carlos III
  • Fernando Rotellar
    • Department of SurgeryClínica Universitaria de Navarra, University of Navarra
    • CIBER de Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y NutriciónInstituto de Salud Carlos III
  • María J. Gil
    • Department of BiochemistryClínica Universitaria de Navarra, University of Navarra
    • CIBER de Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y NutriciónInstituto de Salud Carlos III
  • Javier A. Cienfuegos
    • Department of SurgeryClínica Universitaria de Navarra, University of Navarra
    • CIBER de Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y NutriciónInstituto de Salud Carlos III
  • Javier Salvador
    • Department of EndocrinologyClínica Universitaria de Navarra, University of Navarra
    • CIBER de Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y NutriciónInstituto de Salud Carlos III
    • Metabolic Research LaboratoryClínica Universitaria de Navarra, University of Navarra
    • Department of EndocrinologyClínica Universitaria de Navarra, University of Navarra
    • CIBER de Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y NutriciónInstituto de Salud Carlos III
Clinical Research

DOI: 10.1007/s11695-009-9834-6

Cite this article as:
Catalán, V., Gómez-Ambrosi, J., Lizanzu, A. et al. OBES SURG (2009) 19: 771. doi:10.1007/s11695-009-9834-6

Abstract

Background

Receptor-interacting protein 140 (RIP140) is a corepressor for nuclear receptors with an important role in the inhibition of energy expenditure. Rip140-knockout mice are lean and resistant to diet-induced obesity due to an increase in mitochondrial biogenesis, fatty acid oxidation, and oxidative phosphorylation. The aim of the present work was to evaluate the effect of morbid obesity on gene and protein expression levels of RIP140 in visceral adipose tissue (VAT).

Methods

VAT biopsies obtained from 17 subjects were used in the study. Patients were classified as lean (body mass index [BMI] = 21.8 ± 1.3 kg/m2) or obese (BMI = 48.2 ± 2.6 kg/m2). Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and Western blot analyses were performed to quantify the expression levels of RIP140 in VAT. We also analyzed glucose and lipid profile as well as some inflammatory factors.

Results

Obese patients exhibited significantly lower RIP140 mRNA expression levels compared to lean subjects (lean = 1.00 ± 0.17 arbitrary units, obese = 0.65 ± 0.18 arbitrary units; P < 0.05). Protein expression of RIP140 followed the same trend, being significantly higher in lean volunteers (lean = 1.00 ± 0.18 arbitrary units, obese = 0.45 ± 0.11 arbitrary units; P < 0.05). Furthermore, a significant negative correlation was found between RIP140 protein levels and both BMI (ρ = −0.85; P < 0.001) and body fat percentage (ρ = −0.88; P < 0.001).

Conclusions

The lower gene and protein expression levels of RIP140 in obese subjects may suggest a compensatory mechanism in order to favor energy expenditure and reduce fat accumulation in obesity states.

Keywords

Receptor-interacting protein 140Morbid obesityVisceral adipose tissue

Abbreviations

RIP140

receptor-interacting protein 140

BF

body fat percentage

BMI

body mass index

VAT

visceral adipose tissue

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