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White adipose tissue overproduces the lipid-mobilizing factor zinc α2-glycoprotein in chronic kidney disease.

Abstract : Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is frequently associated with protein-energy wasting, a recognized strong predictive factor of mortality. Zinc α2-glycoprotein (ZAG) is a new adipokine involved in body weight control through its lipid-mobilizing activity. Here we tested whether the uremic environment in CKD could alter ZAG production by white adipose tissue and contribute to CKD-associated metabolic disturbances. Compared with normal plasma, uremic plasma induced a significant increase in ZAG synthesis (124%), was associated with a significant increase in basal lipolysis (31%), and significantly blunted lipogenesis (-53%) in 3T3-L1 adipocytes in vitro. In 5/6 nephrectomized rats and mice in vivo, there was a significant decrease in white adipose tissue accretion (-44% and -43%, respectively) and a significantly higher white adipose tissue content of ZAG protein than in sham-operated, pair-fed control animals (498% and 106%, respectively). Subcutaneous white adipose tissue biopsies from patients with end-stage renal disease exhibited a higher content of ZAG (573%) than age-matched controls. Thus, the ZAG content is increased in white adipose tissue from patients or animal models with CKD. Overproduction of ZAG in CKD could be a major contributor to metabolic disturbances associated with CKD.
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Caroline Pelletier, Laetitia Koppe, Marine Croze, Emilie Kalbacher, Roxane Vella, et al.. White adipose tissue overproduces the lipid-mobilizing factor zinc α2-glycoprotein in chronic kidney disease.. Kidney International, Nature Publishing Group, 2013, 83 (5), pp.878-86. ⟨10.1038/ki.2013.9⟩. ⟨inserm-00819676⟩

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