Huang L.-Y.,Key Laboratory of Systems Biomedicine |
Huang L.-Y.,Chinese National Human Genome Center at Shanghai |
Wang Y.-P.,Key Laboratory of Systems Biomedicine |
Wang Y.-P.,Chinese National Human Genome Center at Shanghai |
And 15 more authors.
Cell Research | Year: 2013
IRTKS encodes a member of the IRSp53/MIM homology domain family, which has been shown to play an important role in the formation of plasma membrane protrusions. Although the phosphorylation of IRTKS occurs in response to insulin stimulation, the role of this protein in insulin signaling remains unknown. Here we show that IRTKS-deficient mice exhibit insulin resistance, including hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, glucose intolerance, decreased insulin sensitivity, and increased hepatic glucose production. The administration of ectopic IRTKS can ameliorate the insulin resistance of IRTKS-deficient and diabetic mice. In parallel, the expression level of IRTKS was significantly decreased in diabetic mouse model. Furthermore, DNA hypermethylation of the IRTKS promoter was also observed in these subjects. We also show that IRTKS, as an adaptor of the insulin receptor (IR), modulates IR-IRS1-PI3K-AKT signaling via regulating the phosphorylation of IR. These findings add new insights into our understanding of insulin signaling and resistance. © 2013 IBCB, SIBS, CAS All rights reserved.