Long non-coding RNA 2310069B03Rik functions as a suppressor of Ucp1 expression under prolonged cold exposure in murine beige adipocytes

Mari Iwase, Shoko Sakai, Shigeto Seno, Yu Sheng Yeh, Tony Kuo, Haruya Takahashi, Wataru Nomura, Huei Fen Jheng, Paul Horton, Naoki Osato, Hideo Matsuda, Kazuo Inoue, Teruo Kawada, Tsuyoshi Goto

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Abstract

Specific conditions, such as exposure to cold, can induce the production of brown-like adipocytes in white adipose tissue. These adipocytes express high levels of uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1) and energy expended by generating heat. Thus, these are a potential target for the prevention or treatment of obesity. The present study involved a comprehensive analysis of the adipose tissue to understand the relationship between long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) 2310069B03Rik and UCP1. Cold exposure increased both lncRNA 2310069B03Rik and Ucp1 expression in inguinal white adipose tissue (iWAT). However, overexpression of lncRNA 2310069B03Rik suppressed the Ucp1 mRNA expression and the promoter activity of UCP1 in the iWAT primary adipocytes. In addition, compared to the early induction of Ucp1 expression by cold stimulation, the induction of lncRNA 2310069B03Rik expression was later. These results suggest that lncRNA 2310069B03Rik functions as a suppression factor of Ucp1 expression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-313
Number of pages9
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume84
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Feb 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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Iwase, M., Sakai, S., Seno, S., Yeh, Y. S., Kuo, T., Takahashi, H., Nomura, W., Jheng, H. F., Horton, P., Osato, N., Matsuda, H., Inoue, K., Kawada, T., & Goto, T. (2020). Long non-coding RNA 2310069B03Rik functions as a suppressor of Ucp1 expression under prolonged cold exposure in murine beige adipocytes. Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry, 84(2), 305-313. https://doi.org/10.1080/09168451.2019.1677451