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Event: 264

Key Event Title

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Activation, SREBP-1c

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Activation, SREBP-1c
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Molecular

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Cell term
hepatocyte

Organ term

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Process Object Action
SREBP signaling pathway sterol regulatory element-binding protein 1 increased

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AOPs Including This Key Event

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LXR Activation to Liver Steatosis KeyEvent Marina Goumenou (send email) Not under active development

Taxonomic Applicability

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Key Event Description

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An increase on the mRNA of the SREBP-1c is responsible for an increase of the mRNA of lipogenic enzymes like acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC) and fatty acid synthase (FAS) (Foretz et al. 1999, Foretz et al. 2000). This finding is demonstrated from the absence of triglyceride accumulation on SREBP-1c (-/-) mice [1], [2], [3], [4].

However there is evidence that this effect is not induced in the embryonic state indicating a different role of the SREBP-1c between embryonic and adult life [5]. It is also suggested that for lipogenic genes, SREBP-1c acts together with ChREBP [6]. In addition, in STZ diabetic mice, adenovirus-mediated over-expression of SREBP-1c in the liver resulted in an increase of lipogenic enzyme expression with an increase of the triglyceride hepatic content and a marked decrease in the hyperglycaemia of diabetic mice mimicking perfectly the effect of an insulin injection [7].

Finally there are a number of studies that demonstrated that SREBP-1c is essential for glucokinase (GK) expression and that it is a mediator of insulin action [8], [9].

How It Is Measured or Detected

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Domain of Applicability

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References

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  1. Liang et al. 2002
  2. Schultz et al. 2000
  3. Horton et al. 2002
  4. Shimano et al. 1999
  5. Liang et al. 2002
  6. Ishii et al. 2004
  7. Bécard et al. 2001
  8. Ferre 2007
  9. Fleischmann 1999