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Regulation of dishevelled and beta-catenin in rat skeletal muscle: an alternative exercise-induced GSK-3beta signaling pathway.

Authors: Aschenbach, WG  Ho, RC  Sakamoto, K  Fujii, N  Li, Y  Kim, YB  Hirshman, MF  Goodyear, LJ 
Citation: Aschenbach WG, etal., Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2006 Jul;291(1):E152-8. Epub 2006 Feb 14.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:16478782
DOI: Full-text: DOI:10.1152/ajpendo.00180.2005

beta-catenin is a multifunctional protein involved in cell-cell adhesion and the Wnt signaling pathway. beta-Catenin is activated upon its dephosphorylation, an event triggered by Dishevelled (Dvl)-mediated phosphorylation and deactivation of glycogen synthase kinase-3beta (GSK-3beta). In skeletal muscle, both insulin and exercise decrease GSK-3beta activity, and we tested the hypothesis that these two stimuli regulate beta-catenin. Immunoblotting demonstrated that Dvl, Axin, GSK-3beta, and beta-catenin proteins are expressed in rat red and white gastrocnemius muscles. Treadmill running exercise in vivo significantly decreased beta-catenin phosphorylation in both muscle types, with complete dephosphorylation being elicited by maximal exercise. beta-Catenin dephosphorylation was intensity dependent, as dephosphorylation was highly correlated with muscle glycogen depletion during exercise (r(2) = 0.84, P < 0.001). beta-Catenin dephosphorylation was accompanied by increases in GSK-3beta Ser(9) phosphorylation and Dvl-GSK-3beta association. In contrast to exercise, maximal insulin treatment (1 U/kg body wt) had no effect on skeletal muscle beta-catenin phosphorylation or Dvl-GSK-3beta interaction. In conclusion, exercise in vivo, but not insulin, increases the association between Dvl and GSK-3beta in skeletal muscle, an event paralleled by beta-catenin dephosphorylation.


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CRRD ID: 1581696
Created: 2006-10-18
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Last Modified: 2006-10-18
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