Diabetologia

, Volume 60, Issue 12, pp 2525–2528 | Cite as

South Asian men have lower expression of IFN signalling genes in white adipose tissue and skeletal muscle compared with white men

  • Andrea D. van Dam
  • Mark J. W. Hanssen
  • Robin van Eenige
  • Edwin Quinten
  • Hetty C. Sips
  • Cindy J. M. Hülsman
  • Ingrid M. Jazet
  • Wouter D. van Marken Lichtenbelt
  • Tom H. M. Ottenhoff
  • Mariëlle C. Haks
  • Patrick C. N. Rensen
  • Mariëtte R. Boon
Research Letter

Keywords

Inflammation Interferon signalling Skeletal muscle South Asians Type 2 diabetes White adipose tissue 

Abbreviations

CXCL10

Chemokine (C-X-C) motif ligand 10

IPA

Ingenuity pathway analysis

WAT

White adipose tissue

Notes

Acknowledgements

We thank C. van der Bent and TCM Streefland (Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, LUMC, Leiden, the Netherlands) for their excellent technical assistance. The study was originally designed and implemented by MRB and MJWH to assess the effect of l-arginine on energy expenditure and mitochondrial function, for which a part of this study will be published elsewhere.

Data availability

The data generated or analysed during the current study that are not included in this published article (and its supplementary information files) are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request. Raw data from the dual-colour reverse transcriptase multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (dcRT-MLPA) assay are provided in ESM Table 3.

Funding

This work was supported by a Rembrandt Institute of Cardiovascular Science (RICS) grant and a Rubicon grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research to MRB. MRB is also supported by the Dutch Diabetes Foundation (grant no. 2015.81.1808). PCNR is an Established Investigator of the Netherlands Heart Foundation (grant no. 2009T038).

Duality of interest

The authors declare no potential conflicts of interest relevant to this article.

Contribution statement

ADvD helped to conceptualise the project, perform the experiments and analyse the data, contributed to the discussion, wrote and critically reviewed the manuscript. MJWH helped to perform the experiments, analyse the data and critically reviewed the manuscript. RvE, EQ, HCS, CJMH, THMO and MCH helped to perform the experiments, analyse the data and critically review the manuscript. IMJ and WDvML helped to conceptualise the project and to critically review the manuscript. PCNR and MRB helped to conceptualise the project and perform the experiments, supervised the project, contributed to the discussion and edited the manuscript. All authors gave approval for the final version to be published. ADvD, MJWH, PCNR and MRB are the guarantors of this work and, as such, had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.

Supplementary material

125_2017_4427_MOESM1_ESM.pdf (557 kb)
ESM (PDF 556 kb)
125_2017_4427_MOESM2_ESM.xlsx (107 kb)
ESM Table 3 (XLSX 106 kb)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea D. van Dam
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mark J. W. Hanssen
    • 3
  • Robin van Eenige
    • 1
    • 2
  • Edwin Quinten
    • 4
  • Hetty C. Sips
    • 1
    • 2
  • Cindy J. M. Hülsman
    • 3
  • Ingrid M. Jazet
    • 1
  • Wouter D. van Marken Lichtenbelt
    • 3
  • Tom H. M. Ottenhoff
    • 4
  • Mariëlle C. Haks
    • 4
  • Patrick C. N. Rensen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mariëtte R. Boon
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, post zone C7QLeiden University Medical CenterLeidenthe Netherlands
  2. 2.Einthoven Laboratory for Experimental Vascular MedicineLeidenthe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Human Biology & Human Movement SciencesMaastricht University Medical CenterMaastrichtthe Netherlands
  4. 4.Department of Infectious DiseasesLeiden University Medical CenterLeidenthe Netherlands

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