--GRP94 Regulates M1 Macrophage Polarization and Insulin Resistance.

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Summary of "--GRP94 Regulates M1 Macrophage Polarization and Insulin Resistance."

Macrophage polarization contributes to obesity-induced insulin resistance. Glucose-regulated protein 94 (GRP94) is an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) chaperon specialized for folding and quality control of secreted and membrane proteins. To determine the role of GRP94 in macrophage polarization and insulin resistance, macrophage-specific GRP94 conditional knockout (KO) mice were generated, and were challenged with high fat diet (HFD). Glucose tolerance, insulin sensitivity, and macrophage composition were compared with control mice. KO mice showed better glucose tolerance and increased insulin sensitivity. Adipose tissues from HFD-KO mice contained lower numbers of M1 macrophages than WT mice, with lower expression of M1 macrophage markers. In vitro, WT adipocytes co-cultured with KO macrophages retained insulin sensitivity whereas those cultured with WT macrophages did not. In addition, compared to WT bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDMs), BMDMs from GRP94 KO mice exhibited lower expression of M1 macrophage marker genes following stimulation with LPS or IFN-γ, and exhibited partially increased expression of M2 macrophage marker genes following stimulation with interleukin 4 (IL-4). These findings identify GRP94 as a novel regulator of M1 macrophage polarization and insulin resistance and inflammation.


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Name: American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism
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