Asahi, Yoshihiko Division of Molecular Genetics, Institute for Enzyme Research, The University of Tokushima
Hayashi, Hideki Division of Molecular Genetics, Institute for Enzyme Research, The University of Tokushima
Lihong, Wang Division of Molecular Genetics, Institute for Enzyme Research, The University of Tokushima
Ebina, Yousuke Division of Molecular Genetics, Institute for Enzyme Research, The University of Tokushima Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
We earlier developed a novel method to detect translocation of glucose transporter type 4 (GLUT4) directly, quantitatively and simply using c-MYC epitope-tagged GLUT4 (GLUT4myc) (Kanai F, Nishioka Y, Hayashi H, Kamohara S, Todaka M, Ebina Y:J Biol Chem 268:14523-14526, 1993). We further developed the method to visualize GLUT4myc on the cell surfac by fluorescence microscope using a highly sensitive immunochemical detection system in tissue culture cells stably expressing GLUT4myc. The translocation of GLUT4myc was observed on stimulation with insulin in 3T3-L1 adipocytes, CHO cells and L6 myotubes stably expressing GLUT4myc. Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), norepinephrine and bradykinin also triggered GLUT4 translocation in CHO-GLUT4myc cells stably expressing each receptor. To observe the distribution of GLUT4 and actin after insulin treatment, double staining for GLUT4myc and actin was performed. Translocated GLUT4myc on the cell surface was co-localized with rearranged actin in CHO cells and L6 myotubes. This result suggests that a correlation exists between GLUT4 translocation and actin rearrangement.
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