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Expanding role of caveolae in control of adipocyte metabolism: proteomics of caveolae
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Cell Biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
2006 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The primary function of adipose tissue is to store energy in the form of triacylglycerol, which is hydrolyzed to fatty acids to supply other tissues with energy. While insulin promotes the storage of triacylglycerol, catecholamines stimulate its hydrolysis. The development of type II diabetes is strongly associated with obesity, indicating a role of triacylglycerol metabolism in the pathogenesis of diabetes. Caveolae are plasma membrane invaginations found in most cells but are highly abundant in adipocytes. Insulin receptors are localized in caveolae and their function depends on intact caveolae structures. In the present thesis work, mass spectrometry-based methodology allowed identification of a number of new proteins and their posttranslational modifications in caveolae of human adipocytes. Variable N-terminal acetylation and phosphorylation of caveolin-1α and caveolin-1β were identified, which might regulate the function of caveolae. The transcription regulator protein PTRF was identified as the major caveolae associated protein. Specific proteolytic modifications of PTRF at the cytosolic surface of caveolae and phosphorylation on nine serine and one threonine residues were identified. Moreover, insulin induced translocation of PTRF from the plasma membrane to the nucleus. PTRF was previously shown to regulate the activity of both RNA polymerase I and polymerase II, thus a role of PTRF in mediating the anabolic action of insulin on protein synthesis and gene transcription is proposed.

PTRF was also involved in an extranuclear function in the hormonal regulation of triacylglycerol metabolism in caveolae. PTRF was colocalized with the triacylglycerol regulator proteins perilipin and hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL) in the triacylglycerol-synthesizing caveolae subclass. We showed that, while perilipin was translocated to the plasma membrane, both PTRF and HSL were translocated from the plasma membrane to the cytosol as a complex in response to insulin. The perilipin recruited to the plasma membrane was highly threonine phosphorylated. By mass spectrometry, three phosphorylated threonine residues were identified and were located in an acidic domain in the lipid droplet targeting domain of perilipin. The insulin-induced recruitment of perilipin to the plasma membrane might, therefore be phosphorylation-dependent. Isoproterenol, which stimulates hydrolysis of triacylglycerol, induced a complete depletion of perilipin B from the plasma membrane, suggesting a function of perilipin B to protect newly synthesized triacylglycerol in caveolae from being hydrolyzed by HSL. The location of PTRF and HSL was not affected by isoproterenol, indicating that insulin is acting against a default presence of PTRF and HSL in caveolae.

Taken together, this thesis expands our knowledge about caveolae and provided valuable information about their involvement in novel roles, particularly in the hormonal regulation of triacylglycerol metabolism.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press , 2006. , 54 p.
Series
Linköping University Medical Dissertations, ISSN 0345-0082 ; 968
Keyword [en]
Diabetes, Insulin signalling, Fatty acid metabolism, Proteomics, Mass spectrometry
National Category
Dentistry
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-8239ISBN: 91-85643-58-0 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-8239DiVA: diva2:23080
Public defence
2006-12-01, Berzeliussalen, Campus US, Linköpings Universitet, Linköping, 09:00 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2007-02-06 Created: 2007-02-06 Last updated: 2009-06-12Bibliographically approved
List of papers
1. Vectorial proteomics reveal targeting, phosphorylation and specific fragmentation of polymerase I and transcript release factor (PTRF) at the surface of caveolae in human adipocytes
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vectorial proteomics reveal targeting, phosphorylation and specific fragmentation of polymerase I and transcript release factor (PTRF) at the surface of caveolae in human adipocytes
2004 (English)In: The Biochemical journal, ISSN 1470-8728, Vol. 383, no Pt 2, 237-248 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Caveolae, the specialized invaginations of plasma membranes, formed sealed vesicles with outwards-orientated cytosolic surface after isolation from primary human adipocytes. This morphology allowed differential, vectorial identification of proteins at the opposite membrane surfaces by proteolysis and MS. Extracellular-exposed caveolae-specific proteins CD36 and copper-containing amine oxidase were concealed inside the vesicles and resisted trypsin treatment. The cytosol-orientated caveolins were efficiently digested by trypsin, producing peptides amenable to direct MS sequencing. Isolation of peripheral proteins associated with the cytosolic surface of caveolae revealed a set of proteins that contained nuclear localization signals, leucine-zipper domains and PEST (amino acid sequence enriched in proline, glutamic acid, serine and threonine) domains implicated in regulation by proteolysis. In particular, PTRF (polymerase I and transcript release factor) was found as a major caveolae-associated protein and its co-localization with caveolin was confirmed by immunofluorescence confocal microscopy. PTRF was present at the surface of caveolae in the intact form and in five different truncated forms. Peptides (44 and 45 amino acids long) comprising both the PEST domains were sequenced by nanospray-quadrupole-time-of-flight MS from the full-length PTRF, but were not found in the truncated forms of the protein. Two endogenous cleavage sites corresponding to calpain specificity were identified in PTRF; one of them was in a PEST domain. Both cleavage sites were flanked by mono- or diphosphorylated sequences. The phosphorylation sites were localized to Ser-36, Ser-40, Ser-365 and Ser-366 in PTRF. Caveolae of human adipocytes are proposed to function in targeting, relocation and proteolytic control of PTRF and other PEST-domain-containing signalling proteins.

Keyword
Caveolae, human adipocyte, MS, PEST sequence, polymerase I and transcript release factor (PTRF), proteolysis
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-19145 (URN)10.1042/BJ20040647 (DOI)15242332 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2009-06-12 Created: 2009-06-12 Last updated: 2009-06-12Bibliographically approved
2. N-terminal processing and modifications of caveolin-1 in caveolae from human adipocytes
Open this publication in new window or tab >>N-terminal processing and modifications of caveolin-1 in caveolae from human adipocytes
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2004 (English)In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications - BBRC, ISSN 0006-291X, E-ISSN 1090-2104, Vol. 320, no 2, 480-486 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Caveolin, the principal structural protein of caveolae membrane domains, has a cytosol-exposed N-terminal part that was cleaved off by trypsin treatment of caveolae vesicles isolated from primary human adipocytes. Sequencing of the released tryptic peptides by nanospray quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry revealed that both caveolin-1alpha and caveolin-1beta were processed by excision of the starting methionines. The N-terminus of the mature caveolin-1alpha was acetylated, while caveolin-1beta was found in acetylated as well as in non-acetylated forms. Fractional phosphorylation of serine-36 in the mature caveolin-1alpha and of the homologous serine-5 in caveolin-1beta was identified. This is the first experimental evidence for in vivo phosphorylation of caveolin-1 at the consensus site for phosphorylation by protein kinase C. The phosphorylation was found in both the acetylated and non-acetylated variants of caveolin-1beta. This variability in modifications is consistent with critical involvement of the N-terminal domain of caveolin in the regulation of caveolae.

Keyword
Human adipocyte, Caveolin-1; Caveolae, Protein phosphorylation, N-terminal acetylation, Mass spectrometry
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-19146 (URN)10.1016/j.bbrc.2004.05.196 (DOI)15219854 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2009-06-12 Created: 2009-06-12 Last updated: 2016-03-09Bibliographically approved
3. Hormonal control of reversible translocation of perilipin B to the plasma membrane in primary human adipocytes
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hormonal control of reversible translocation of perilipin B to the plasma membrane in primary human adipocytes
2006 (English)In: Journal of Biological Chemistry, ISSN 0021-9258, Vol. 281, no 17, 11446-11449 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In adipocytes, perilipin coats and protects the central lipid droplet, which stores triacylglycerol. Alternative mRNA splicing gives rise to perilipin A and B. Hormones such as catecholamines and insulin regulate triacylglycerol metabolism through reversible serine phosphorylation of perilipin A. It was recently shown that perilipin was also located in triacylglycerol-synthesizing caveolae of the plasma membrane. We now report that perilipin at the plasma membrane of primary human adipocytes was phosphorylated on a cluster of threonine residues (299, 301, and 306) within an acidic domain that forms part of the lipid targeting domain. Perilipin B comprised <10% of total perilipin but was the major isoform associated with the plasma membrane of human adipocytes. This association was controlled by insulin and catecholamine: perilipin B was specifically depleted from the plasma membrane in response to the catecholamine isoproterenol, while insulin increased the amount of threonine phosphorylated perilipin at the plasma membrane. The reversible translocation of perilipin B to and from the plasma membrane in response to insulin and isoproterenol, respectively, suggests a specific function for perilipin B to protect newly synthesized triacylglycerol in the plasma membrane.

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-19147 (URN)10.1074/jbc.C500461200 (DOI)16527823 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2009-06-12 Created: 2009-06-12 Last updated: 2009-06-12Bibliographically approved
4. Association and insulin regulated translocation of hormone-sensitive lipase with PTRF
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Association and insulin regulated translocation of hormone-sensitive lipase with PTRF
2006 (English)In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications - BBRC, ISSN 0006-291X, Vol. 350, no 3, 657-661 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Polymerase I and transcript release factor (PTRF) is in human adipocytes mainly localized at the plasma membrane. This localization was under control of insulin, which translocated PTRF to the cytosol and nucleus, indicating a novel role for PTRF in insulin transcriptional control. In the plasma membrane PTRF was specifically bound to a triacylglycerol-metabolizing subclass of caveolae containing hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL). In response to insulin PTRF was translocated to the cytosol in parallel with HSL. PTRF and HSL were quantitatively immunoprecipitated from the cytosol by antibodies against either PTRF or HSL. The findings indicate also a novel extranuclear function for PTRF in the control of lipolysis.

Keyword
Hormone-sensitive lipase, Polymerase I and transcript release factor, Adipocyte, Human, Insulin, Translocation, Protein complex, Caveolae, Lipid metabolism, Transcriptional control
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-19148 (URN)10.1016/j.bbrc.2006.09.094 (DOI)17026959 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2009-06-12 Created: 2009-06-12 Last updated: 2009-07-06Bibliographically approved

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