Three Peptides from Soy Glycinin Modulate Glucose Metabolism in Human Hepatic HepG2 Cells
AbstractIle-Ala-Val-Pro-Gly-Glu-Val-Ala (IAVPGEVA), Ile-Ala-Val-Pro-Thr-Gly-Val-Ala (IAVPTGVA) and Leu-Pro-Tyr-Pro (LPYP), three peptides deriving from soy glycinin hydrolysis, are known to regulate cholesterol metabolism in human hepatic HepG2 cells. We have recently demonstrated that the mechanism of action involves the activation of adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK). This fact suggested a potential activity of the same peptides on glucose metabolism that prompted us to also investigate this aspect in the same cells. After treatment with IAVPGEVA, IAVPTGVA and LPYP, HepG2 cells were analyzed using a combination of molecular techniques, including western blot analysis, glucose uptake experiments and fluorescence microscopy evaluation. The results showed that these peptides are indeed able to enhance the capacity of HepG2 cells to uptake glucose, via glucose transporter 1 GLUT1 and glucose transporter 4 GLUT4 activation, through the stimulation of protein kinase B Akt and adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase AMPK pathways, both involved in glucose metabolism. View Full-Text
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Lammi, C.; Zanoni, C.; Arnoldi, A. Three Peptides from Soy Glycinin Modulate Glucose Metabolism in Human Hepatic HepG2 Cells. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16, 27362-27370.
Lammi C, Zanoni C, Arnoldi A. Three Peptides from Soy Glycinin Modulate Glucose Metabolism in Human Hepatic HepG2 Cells. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2015; 16(11):27362-27370.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lammi, Carmen; Zanoni, Chiara; Arnoldi, Anna. 2015. "Three Peptides from Soy Glycinin Modulate Glucose Metabolism in Human Hepatic HepG2 Cells." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 16, no. 11: 27362-27370.