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Reassessing the Role of Diacylglycerols in Insulin Resistance


Jayasinghe, SU and Tankeu, AT and Amati, F, Reassessing the Role of Diacylglycerols in Insulin Resistance, Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism ISSN 1043-2760 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.tem.2019.06.005


Skeletal muscle (SM) insulin resistance (IR) plays an important role in the burden of obesity, particularly because it leads to glucose intolerance and type 2 diabetes. Among the mechanisms thought to link IR to obesity is the accumulation, in muscle cells, of different lipid metabolites. Diacylglycerols (DAGs) are subject of particular attention due to reported interactions with the insulin signaling cascade. Given that SM accounts for the majority of insulin-stimulated glucose uptake, this review integrates recent observational and mechanistic works with the sole focus on questioning the role of DAGs in SM IR. Particular attention is given to the subcellular distributions and specific structures of DAGs, highlighting future research directions towards reaching a consensus on the mechanistic role played by DAGs.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Lipids, Skeletal muscle, Insulin resistance
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Endocrinology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Jayasinghe, SU (Dr Sisitha Jayasinghe)
ID Code:135784
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:15
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2019-11-13
Last Modified:2019-12-12

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