Adipose Tissue Dysfunction and Altered Systemic Amino Acid Metabolism Are Associated with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Sulin Cheng, Petri Wiklund, Reija Autio, Ronald Borra, Xiaowei Ojanen, Leiting Xu, Timo Törmäkangas, Markku Alen

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    Abstrakti

    Background

    Fatty liver is a major cause of obesity-related morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to identify early metabolic alterations associated with liver fat accumulation in 50- to 55-year-old men (n = 49) and women (n = 52) with and without NAFLD.

    Methods

    Hepatic fat content was measured using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (H-1 MRS). Serum samples were analyzed using a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) metabolomics platform. Global gene expression profiles of adipose tissues and skeletal muscle were analyzed using Affymetrix microarrays and quantitative PCR. Muscle protein expression was analyzed by Western blot.

    Results

    Increased branched-chain amino acid (BCAA), aromatic amino acid (AAA) and orosomucoid were associated with liver fat accumulation already in its early stage, independent of sex, obesity or insulin resistance (p

    Conclusions

    Liver fat accumulation, already in its early stage, is associated with increased serum branched-chain and aromatic amino acids. The observed associations of decreased BCAA catabolism activity, mitochondrial energy metabolism and serum BCAA concentration with liver fat content suggest that adipose tissue dysfunction may have a key role in the systemic nature of NAFLD pathogenesis.

    AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
    Artikkeli0138889
    Sivumäärä17
    JulkaisuPLoS ONE
    Vuosikerta10
    Numero10
    DOI - pysyväislinkit
    TilaJulkaistu - 2015
    OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä

    Tutkimusalat

    • BODY-COMPOSITION
    • GIRLS
    • MAGNETIC-RESONANCE
    • MUSCLE INSULIN-RESISTANCE
    • SKELETAL-MUSCLE
    • WOMEN
    • hepatic steatosis
    • inflammation
    • obesity
    • pathogenesis

    Julkaisufoorumi-taso

    • Jufo-taso 1

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