Volume 27, Issue 3 (February 2017)

Frontiers of Muscle Science. Novel role of skeletal muscle in systemic energy homeostasis -mechano-metabo coupling via muscle-liver-fat signaling axis. Tanaka Hirotoshi 1 , Shimizu Noriaki 2 1Division of Rheumatology, Center for Antibody and Vaccine Therapy/Department of Rheumatology & Allergy, IMSUT Hospital, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo, Japan. 2Division of Rheumatology, Center for Antibody and Vaccine Therapy, Japan. pp.357-365
Published Date 2017/2/28
DOI https://doi.org/10.20837/4201703033
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 Skeletal muscle has a pleiotropic role in organismal energy metabolism, for example, by storing protein as an energy source, or by excreting endocrine hormones. Muscle proteolysis is an active process tightly controlled by specific signaling pathways and transcriptional programs, involving ubiquitin-proteasome and autophagy machineries. Glucocorticoid receptor(GR)transcriptionally controls expression levels of components in the both machineries, and modulates muscle-liver-fat signaling axis. This skeletal muscle-liver-fat signaling axis controls organismal energy distribution and may serve as a target for the development of therapies against various metabolic diseases, including obesity.


27巻3号 (2017年2月)
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