A Unique Role for Sarcolemmal Membrane Associated Protein Isoform 1 (SLMAP1) as a Regulator of Cardiac Metabolism and Endosomal Recycling

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Title: A Unique Role for Sarcolemmal Membrane Associated Protein Isoform 1 (SLMAP1) as a Regulator of Cardiac Metabolism and Endosomal Recycling
Authors: Dewan, Aaraf
Date: 2016
Embargo: 2018-08-19
Abstract: Altered glucose metabolism is the underlying factor in many metabolic disorders, including diabetes. A novel protein recently linked to diabetes through animal and clinical studies is Sarcolemmal Membrane Associated Protein (SLMAP) but its role in metabolism remains undefined. The data here reveals a novel role for SLMAP isoform1 in glucose metabolism within the myocardium. Neonatal cardiomyocytes (NCMs) harvested from hearts of transgenic mice expressing SLMAP1, presented with increased glucose uptake, glycolytic rate, as well as glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4) expressions with minimal impact on lipid metabolism. SLMAP1 expression markedly increased the machinery required for endosomal trafficking of GLUT4 to the membrane within NCMs, accounting for the observed effects on glucose metabolism. The data here indicates SLMAP1 as a unique regulator of glucose metabolism through endosomal regulation of GLUT4 trafficking and suggests it may uniquely serve as a target to limit cardiovascular disease in metabolic disorders such as diabetes.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/35088
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-843
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