Gene interactions and pathways from curated databases and text-mining
J Endocrinol 2013, PMID: 23092880

mTORC1 and mTORC2 regulate insulin secretion through Akt in INS-1 cells.

Le Bacquer, Olivier; Queniat, Gurvan; Gmyr, Valery; Kerr-Conte, Julie; Lefebvre, Bruno; Pattou, François

Regulated associated protein of mTOR (Raptor) and rapamycin-insensitive companion of mTOR (rictor) are two proteins that delineate two different mTOR complexes, mTORC1 and mTORC2 respectively. Recent studies demonstrated the role of rictor in the development and function of β-cells. mTORC1 has long been known to impact β-cell function and development. However, most of the studies evaluating its role used either drug treatment (i.e. rapamycin) or modification of expression of proteins known to modulate its activity, and the direct role of raptor in insulin secretion is unclear. In this study, using siRNA, we investigated the role of raptor and rictor in insulin secretion and production in INS-1 cells and the possible cross talk between their respective complexes, mTORC1 and mTORC2. Reduced expression of raptor is associated with increased glucose-stimulated insulin secretion and intracellular insulin content. Downregulation of rictor expression leads to impaired insulin secretion without affecting insulin content and is able to correct the increased insulin secretion mediated by raptor siRNA. Using dominant-negative or constitutively active forms of Akt, we demonstrate that the effect of both raptor and rictor is mediated through alteration of Akt signaling. Our finding shed new light on the mechanism of control of insulin secretion and production by the mTOR, and they provide evidence for antagonistic effect of raptor and rictor on insulin secretion in response to glucose by modulating the activity of Akt, whereas only raptor is able to control insulin biosynthesis.

Diseases/Pathways annotated by Medline MESH: Hyperglycemia
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Text Mining Data

insulin → mTORC2: " mTORC1 and mTORC2 regulate insulin secretion through Akt in INS-1 cells "

insulin → mTORC1: " mTORC1 and mTORC2 regulate insulin secretion through Akt in INS-1 cells "

insulin ⊣ raptor: " However, most of the studies evaluating its role used either drug treatment ( i.e. rapamycin ) or modification of expression of proteins known to modulate its activity, and the direct role of raptor in insulin secretion is unclear "

insulin ⊣ raptor: " In this study, using siRNA, we investigated the role of raptor and rictor in insulin secretion and production in INS-1 cells and the possible cross talk between their respective complexes, mTORC1 and mTORC2 "

insulin — raptor: " Our finding shed new light on the mechanism of control of insulin secretion and production by the mTOR, and they provide evidence for antagonistic effect of raptor and rictor on insulin secretion in response to glucose by modulating the activity of Akt, whereas only raptor is able to control insulin biosynthesis "

Manually curated Databases

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