Dicarbonyl stress and beta-cell dysfunction

Tym, Amy Elizabeth, Jin, Tianrong, Rabbani, Naila , Rossmeisl, Martin, Kopecky, Jan, Squires, Paul E. and Thornalley, Paul (2013) Dicarbonyl stress and beta-cell dysfunction. In: Glyoxalase Centennial : 100 Years of Glyoxalase Research and Emergence of Dicarbonyl Stress, 27-29 November 2013, University of Warwick, UK.

Dicarbonyl stress and beta-cell dysfunction

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Methylglyoxal may be involved in the early stages of decline in glucose tolerance and decline in pancreatic beta-cell function leading to type 2 diabetes. Methylglyoxal and methylglyoxal-modified proteins increase during short-term increases in glucose concentration, infusion of exogenous methylglyoxal in rats and mice impaired glucose tolerance and glyoxalase 1 (Glo1) prevented beta-cell toxicity. We investigated the role of methylglyoxal and protein glycation on beta-cell function and the development of diabetes, with focus on the interactions of cells with the extracellular matrix. Impairments in adhesion of MIN6 insulinoma cells to methylglyoxal-glycated collagen IV were assessed in vitro using atomic force microscopy force spectroscopy and methylglyoxal glycation adducts within the pancreas visualised by immunostaining. Minimal glycation of collagen IV at integrin binding sites impaired binding of MIN6 cells in vitro and resulted in a 91% decrease in the energy necessary to detach the cells from collagen. Evidence from high fat diet fed mice showed that the methylglyoxal concentration of the pancreas was increased in the insulin resistant, pre-diabetic state with methylglyoxal-derived glycation adducts within the pancreas predominantly localised to the extracellular matrix in vivo. We conclude that glycation of extracellular matrix collagen IV likely impairs adhesion of beta-cells to the extracellular matrix in pre-diabetes in vivo and may thereby contribute to beta-cell glucotoxicity and dysfunction with progression to type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Keywords:Dicarbonyl stress, Beta-cell dysfunction, Methylglyoxal, Glucose tolerance, Type 2 diabetes, atomic force microscopy, Force spectroscopy, Pancreas, Glycation
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C741 Medical Biochemistry
Divisions:College of Science > School of Life Sciences
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Deposited On:22 Aug 2014 08:30

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