Fat depot-specific characteristics are retained in strains derived from single human preadipocytes

Tamara Tchkonia, Nino Giorgadze, Tamar Pirtskhalava, Thomas Thomou, Matthew DePonte, Ada Koo, R. Armour Forse, Dharmaraj Chinnappan, Carmen Martin-Ruiz, Thomas Von Zglinicki, James L Kirkland

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Abstract

Fat depots vary in size, function, and potential contribution to disease. Since fat tissue turns over throughout life, preadipocyte characteristics could contribute to this regional variation. To address whether preadipocytes from different depots are distinct, we produced preadipocyte strains from single abdominal subcutaneous, mesenteric, and omental human preadipocytes by stably expressing human telomere reverse transcriptase (hTERT). These strains could be subcultured repeatedly and retained capacity for differentiation, while primary preadipocyte adipogenesis and replication declined with subculturing. Primary omental preadipocytes, in which telomeres were longest, replicated more slowly than mesenteric or abdominal subcutaneous preadipocytes. Even after 40 population doublings, replication, abundance of the rapidly replicating preadipocyte subtype, and resistance to tumor necrosis factor {alpha}-induced apoptosis were highest in subcutaneous, intermediate in mesenteric, and lowest in omental hTERT-expressing strains, as in primary preadipocytes. Subcutaneous hTERT-expressing strains accumulated more lipid and expressed more adipocyte fatty acid-binding protein (aP2), peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor {gamma}2, and CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein {alpha} than omental cells, as in primary preadipocytes, while hTERT abundance was similar. Thus, despite dividing 40 population doublings, hTERT strains derived from single preadipocytes retained fat depot-specific cell dynamic characteristics, consistent with heritable processes contributing to regional variation in fat tissue function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2571-2578
Number of pages8
JournalDiabetes
Volume55
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Telomere
RNA-Directed DNA Polymerase
Fats
CCAAT-Enhancer-Binding Protein-alpha
Fatty Acid-Binding Proteins
Adipogenesis
PPAR gamma
Adipocytes
Population
Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha
Apoptosis
Lipids

Keywords

  • C/EBP{alpha}
  • CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein {alpha}
  • FBS, fetal bovine serum
  • G3PD, glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase
  • hTERT, human telomere reverse transcriptase
  • mRNA, messenger RNA
  • PPAR, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor

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  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

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Tchkonia, T., Giorgadze, N., Pirtskhalava, T., Thomou, T., DePonte, M., Koo, A., ... Kirkland, J. L. (2006). Fat depot-specific characteristics are retained in strains derived from single human preadipocytes. Diabetes, 55(9), 2571-2578. https://doi.org/10.2337/db06-0540

Fat depot-specific characteristics are retained in strains derived from single human preadipocytes. / Tchkonia, Tamara; Giorgadze, Nino; Pirtskhalava, Tamar; Thomou, Thomas; DePonte, Matthew; Koo, Ada; Forse, R. Armour; Chinnappan, Dharmaraj; Martin-Ruiz, Carmen; Von Zglinicki, Thomas; Kirkland, James L.

In: Diabetes, Vol. 55, No. 9, 09.2006, p. 2571-2578.

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Tchkonia, T, Giorgadze, N, Pirtskhalava, T, Thomou, T, DePonte, M, Koo, A, Forse, RA, Chinnappan, D, Martin-Ruiz, C, Von Zglinicki, T & Kirkland, JL 2006, 'Fat depot-specific characteristics are retained in strains derived from single human preadipocytes', Diabetes, vol. 55, no. 9, pp. 2571-2578. https://doi.org/10.2337/db06-0540
Tchkonia T, Giorgadze N, Pirtskhalava T, Thomou T, DePonte M, Koo A et al. Fat depot-specific characteristics are retained in strains derived from single human preadipocytes. Diabetes. 2006 Sep;55(9):2571-2578. https://doi.org/10.2337/db06-0540
Tchkonia, Tamara ; Giorgadze, Nino ; Pirtskhalava, Tamar ; Thomou, Thomas ; DePonte, Matthew ; Koo, Ada ; Forse, R. Armour ; Chinnappan, Dharmaraj ; Martin-Ruiz, Carmen ; Von Zglinicki, Thomas ; Kirkland, James L. / Fat depot-specific characteristics are retained in strains derived from single human preadipocytes. In: Diabetes. 2006 ; Vol. 55, No. 9. pp. 2571-2578.
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