Wortmannin inhibits both insulin- and contraction-stimulated glucose uptake and transport in rat skeletal muscle

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The role of phosphatidylinositol (PI) 3-kinase for insulin- and contraction-stimulated muscle glucose transport was investigated in rat skeletal muscle perfused with a cell-free perfusate. The insulin receptor substrate-1-associated PI 3-kinase activity was increased sixfold upon insulin stimulation but was unaffected by contractions. In addition, the insulin-stimulated PI 3-kinase activity and muscle glucose uptake and transport in individual muscles were dose-dependently inhibited by wortmannin with one-half maximal inhibition values of approximately 10 nM and total inhibition at 1 microM. This concentration of wortmannin also decreased the contraction-stimulated glucose transport and uptake by approximately 30-70% without confounding effects on contractility or on muscle ATP and phosphocreatine concentrations. At higher concentrations (3 and 10 microM), wortmannin completely blocked the contraction-stimulated glucose uptake but also decreased the contractility. In conclusion, inhibition of PI 3-kinase with wortmannin in skeletal muscle coincides with inhibition of insulin-stimulated glucose uptake and transport. Furthermore, in contrast to recent findings in incubated muscle, wortmannin also inhibited contraction-stimulated glucose uptake and transport. The inhibitory effect of wortmannin on contraction-stimulated glucose uptake may be independent of PI 3-kinase activity or due to inhibition of a subfraction of PI 3-kinase with low sensitivity to wortmannin.

TidsskriftJournal of Applied Physiology
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)1501-1509
Antal sider9
StatusUdgivet - 1996

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