SerpinA3N is a novel hypothalamic gene upregulated by a high-fat diet and leptin in mice

Sergi, Domenico, Campbell, Fiona M., Grant, Christine, Morris, Amanda C., Bachmair, Eva-Maria, Koch, Christiane, McLean, Fiona H., Muller, Aifric, Hoggard, Nigel, de Roos, Baukje, Porteiro, Begona, Boekschoten, Mark V., McGillicuddy, Fiona C., Kahn, Darcy, Nicol, Phyllis, Benzler, Jonas, Mayer, Claus-Dieter, Drew, Janice E., Roche, Helen M., Muller, Michael ORCID:, Nogueiras, Ruben, Dieguez, Carlos, Tups, Alexander and Williams, Lynda M. (2018) SerpinA3N is a novel hypothalamic gene upregulated by a high-fat diet and leptin in mice. Genes & Nutrition, 13. ISSN 1555-8932

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Background: Energy homeostasis is regulated by the hypothalamus but fails when animals are fed a high-fat diet (HFD), and leptin insensitivity and obesity develops. To elucidate the possible mechanisms underlying these effects, a microarray-based transcriptomics approach was used to identify novel genes regulated by HFD and leptin in the mouse hypothalamus. Results: Mouse global array data identified serpinA3N as a novel gene highly upregulated by both a HFD and leptin challenge. In situ hybridisation showed serpinA3N expression upregulation by HFD and leptin in all major hypothalamic nuclei in agreement with transcriptomic gene expression data. Immunohistochemistry and studies in the hypothalamic clonal neuronal cell line, mHypoE-N42 (N42), confirmed that alpha 1-antichymotrypsin (α1AC), the protein encoded by serpinA3, is localised to neurons and revealed that it is secreted into the media. SerpinA3N expression in N42 neurons is upregulated by palmitic acid and by leptin, together with IL-6 and TNFα, and all three genes are downregulated by the anti-inflammatory monounsaturated fat, oleic acid. Additionally, palmitate upregulation of serpinA3 in N42 neurons is blocked by the NFκB inhibitor, BAY11, and the upregulation of serpinA3N expression in the hypothalamus by HFD is blunted in IL-1 receptor 1 knockout (IL-1R1−/−) mice. Conclusions: These data demonstrate that serpinA3 expression is implicated in nutritionally mediated hypothalamic inflammation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/good_health_and_well_being
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Gastroenterology and Gut Biology
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Nutrition and Preventive Medicine
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Centres > Metabolic Health
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2018 16:31
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2024 15:04
DOI: 10.1186/s12263-018-0619-1


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