Monday, December 31, 2012

My Favorite Papers of 2012

ResearchBlogging.orgThese are the papers that I thought were the most interesting in my world this year. It was a big year for hormonal messengers involved in obesity and diabetes.  These include Fgf21 (Kim et. al) and VEGF (Hagberg et. al).  From a biochemistry perspective there was a lot of great work on the role of SREBP1 (Moon et. al) and its regulation both from a dietary (Haas et al.) perspective and from a mechanistic perspective (Owen et al.).  Finally both Kim et al. and Kusminski et al. highlighted the importance of mitochondrial function in the systemic response to obesity.

Haas, J., Miao, J., Chanda, D., Wang, Y., Zhao, E., Haas, M., Hirschey, M., Vaitheesvaran, B., Farese, R., Kurland, I., Graham, M., Crooke, R., Foufelle, F., & Biddinger, S. (2012). Hepatic Insulin Signaling Is Required for Obesity-Dependent Expression of SREBP-1c mRNA but Not for Feeding-Dependent Expression Cell Metabolism, 15 (6), 873-884 DOI: 10.1016/j.cmet.2012.05.002

Hagberg, C., Mehlem, A., Falkevall, A., Muhl, L., Fam, B., Ortsäter, H., Scotney, P., Nyqvist, D., Samén, E., Lu, L., Stone-Elander, S., Proietto, J., Andrikopoulos, S., Sjöholm, A., Nash, A., & Eriksson, U. (2012). Targeting VEGF-B as a novel treatment for insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes Nature, 490 (7420), 426-430 DOI: 10.1038/nature11464

Kusminski, C., Holland, W., Sun, K., Park, J., Spurgin, S., Lin, Y., Askew, G., Simcox, J., McClain, D., Li, C., & Scherer, P. (2012). MitoNEET-driven alterations in adipocyte mitochondrial activity reveal a crucial adaptive process that preserves insulin sensitivity in obesity Nature Medicine, 18 (10), 1539-1549 DOI: 10.1038/nm.2899

Moon, Y., Liang, G., Xie, X., Frank-Kamenetsky, M., Fitzgerald, K., Koteliansky, V., Brown, M., Goldstein, J., & Horton, J. (2012). The Scap/SREBP Pathway Is Essential for Developing Diabetic Fatty Liver and Carbohydrate-Induced Hypertriglyceridemia in Animals Cell Metabolism, 15 (2), 240-246 DOI: 10.1016/j.cmet.2011.12.017

Kim, K., Jeong, Y., Oh, H., Kim, S., Cho, J., Kim, Y., Kim, S., Kim, D., Hur, K., Kim, H., Ko, T., Han, J., Kim, H., Kim, J., Back, S., Komatsu, M., Chen, H., Chan, D., Konishi, M., Itoh, N., Choi, C., & Lee, M. (2012). Autophagy deficiency leads to protection from obesity and insulin resistance by inducing Fgf21 as a mitokine Nature Medicine DOI: 10.1038/nm.3014

Owen, J., Zhang, Y., Bae, S., Farooqi, M., Liang, G., Hammer, R., Goldstein, J., & Brown, M. (2012). From the Cover: Insulin stimulation of SREBP-1c processing in transgenic rat hepatocytes requires p70 S6-kinase Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109 (40), 16184-16189 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1213343109

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