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Effects of the Angiotensin receptor blocker olmesartan on adipocyte hypertrophy and function in mice with metabolic disorders.

Maeda A, Tamura K, Wakui H, Ohsawa M, Azushima K, Uneda K, Kanaoka T, Kobayashi R, Ohki K, Matsuda M, Tsurumi-Ikeya Y, Yamashita A, Tokita Y, Umemura S - Biomed Res Int (2014)

Bottom Line: Olmesartan treatment (3 mg/kg per day) for 4 weeks significantly lowered systolic blood pressure but did not affect body weight during the study period in KKAy mice.Collectively, these results suggest that the blood pressure lowering effect of olmesartan in KKAy mice is associated with an improvement in adipocyte, including suppression of adipocyte hypertrophy and inhibition of the adipose IL-6-oxidative stress axis.Further study is needed to clarify the functional role of adipose ATRAP in the pleiotropic effects of olmesartan.

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Affiliation: Department of Medical Science and Cardiorenal Medicine, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, 3-9 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama 236-0004, Japan.

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In the present study, we examined the therapeutic effects of olmesartan, an angiotensin II (Ang II) type 1 receptor (AT1R)-specific blocker, in genetically obese diabetic KKAy mice, a model of human metabolic disorders with visceral obesity, with a focus on an olmesartan effect on the adipose tissue. Olmesartan treatment (3 mg/kg per day) for 4 weeks significantly lowered systolic blood pressure but did not affect body weight during the study period in KKAy mice. However, there were three interesting findings possibly related to the pleiotropic effects of olmesartan on adipose tissue in KKAy mice: (1) an inhibitory effect on adipocyte hypertrophy, (2) a suppressive effect on IL-6 gene expression, and (3) an ameliorating effect on oxidative stress. On the other hand, olmesartan exerted no evident influence on the adipose tissue expression of AT1R-associated protein (ATRAP), which is a molecule interacting with AT1R so as to inhibit pathological AT1R activation and is suggested to be an emerging molecular target in metabolic disorders with visceral obesity. Collectively, these results suggest that the blood pressure lowering effect of olmesartan in KKAy mice is associated with an improvement in adipocyte, including suppression of adipocyte hypertrophy and inhibition of the adipose IL-6-oxidative stress axis. Further study is needed to clarify the functional role of adipose ATRAP in the pleiotropic effects of olmesartan.

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Effects of olmesartan (olm) on the adipose tissue mRNA expression of NADPH oxidase components ((a) p22phox; (b) gp91phox; (c) p47phox; and (d) p40phox) in KKAy mice. The values are the mean ± SEM (n = 8). **P < 0.01 versus C57BL/6; #P < 0.05, ##P < 0.01 versus KKAy + vehicle (ANOVA). Olm indicates olmesartan.
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fig7: Effects of olmesartan (olm) on the adipose tissue mRNA expression of NADPH oxidase components ((a) p22phox; (b) gp91phox; (c) p47phox; and (d) p40phox) in KKAy mice. The values are the mean ± SEM (n = 8). **P < 0.01 versus C57BL/6; #P < 0.05, ##P < 0.01 versus KKAy + vehicle (ANOVA). Olm indicates olmesartan.

Mentions: We finally examined the possible effects of olmesartan on the expression of the NADPH oxidase components (p22phox, gp91phox, p47phox, and p40phox) in the epididymal adipose tissue of KKAy mice. As shown in Figure 7, although the vehicle-treated KKAy mice exhibited a significantly elevated expression of these NADPH oxidase component mRNA levels in the adipose tissue compared with the control C57BL/6 mice (p22phox, gp91phox, p47phox, and p40phox, P < 0.01 versus C57BL/6), treatment with olmesartan for 4 weeks significantly suppressed the enhanced adipose tissue expression of p22phox, gp91phox, and p47phox mRNA in KKAy mice without affecting adipose p40phox mRNA expression mice (p22phox and gp91phox, P < 0.01; p47phox, P < 0.05 versus vehicle) (Figures 7(a), 7(b), 7(c), and 7(d)).


Effects of the Angiotensin receptor blocker olmesartan on adipocyte hypertrophy and function in mice with metabolic disorders.

Maeda A, Tamura K, Wakui H, Ohsawa M, Azushima K, Uneda K, Kanaoka T, Kobayashi R, Ohki K, Matsuda M, Tsurumi-Ikeya Y, Yamashita A, Tokita Y, Umemura S - Biomed Res Int (2014)

Effects of olmesartan (olm) on the adipose tissue mRNA expression of NADPH oxidase components ((a) p22phox; (b) gp91phox; (c) p47phox; and (d) p40phox) in KKAy mice. The values are the mean ± SEM (n = 8). **P < 0.01 versus C57BL/6; #P < 0.05, ##P < 0.01 versus KKAy + vehicle (ANOVA). Olm indicates olmesartan.
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fig7: Effects of olmesartan (olm) on the adipose tissue mRNA expression of NADPH oxidase components ((a) p22phox; (b) gp91phox; (c) p47phox; and (d) p40phox) in KKAy mice. The values are the mean ± SEM (n = 8). **P < 0.01 versus C57BL/6; #P < 0.05, ##P < 0.01 versus KKAy + vehicle (ANOVA). Olm indicates olmesartan.
Mentions: We finally examined the possible effects of olmesartan on the expression of the NADPH oxidase components (p22phox, gp91phox, p47phox, and p40phox) in the epididymal adipose tissue of KKAy mice. As shown in Figure 7, although the vehicle-treated KKAy mice exhibited a significantly elevated expression of these NADPH oxidase component mRNA levels in the adipose tissue compared with the control C57BL/6 mice (p22phox, gp91phox, p47phox, and p40phox, P < 0.01 versus C57BL/6), treatment with olmesartan for 4 weeks significantly suppressed the enhanced adipose tissue expression of p22phox, gp91phox, and p47phox mRNA in KKAy mice without affecting adipose p40phox mRNA expression mice (p22phox and gp91phox, P < 0.01; p47phox, P < 0.05 versus vehicle) (Figures 7(a), 7(b), 7(c), and 7(d)).

Bottom Line: Olmesartan treatment (3 mg/kg per day) for 4 weeks significantly lowered systolic blood pressure but did not affect body weight during the study period in KKAy mice.Collectively, these results suggest that the blood pressure lowering effect of olmesartan in KKAy mice is associated with an improvement in adipocyte, including suppression of adipocyte hypertrophy and inhibition of the adipose IL-6-oxidative stress axis.Further study is needed to clarify the functional role of adipose ATRAP in the pleiotropic effects of olmesartan.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Medical Science and Cardiorenal Medicine, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, 3-9 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama 236-0004, Japan.

ABSTRACT
In the present study, we examined the therapeutic effects of olmesartan, an angiotensin II (Ang II) type 1 receptor (AT1R)-specific blocker, in genetically obese diabetic KKAy mice, a model of human metabolic disorders with visceral obesity, with a focus on an olmesartan effect on the adipose tissue. Olmesartan treatment (3 mg/kg per day) for 4 weeks significantly lowered systolic blood pressure but did not affect body weight during the study period in KKAy mice. However, there were three interesting findings possibly related to the pleiotropic effects of olmesartan on adipose tissue in KKAy mice: (1) an inhibitory effect on adipocyte hypertrophy, (2) a suppressive effect on IL-6 gene expression, and (3) an ameliorating effect on oxidative stress. On the other hand, olmesartan exerted no evident influence on the adipose tissue expression of AT1R-associated protein (ATRAP), which is a molecule interacting with AT1R so as to inhibit pathological AT1R activation and is suggested to be an emerging molecular target in metabolic disorders with visceral obesity. Collectively, these results suggest that the blood pressure lowering effect of olmesartan in KKAy mice is associated with an improvement in adipocyte, including suppression of adipocyte hypertrophy and inhibition of the adipose IL-6-oxidative stress axis. Further study is needed to clarify the functional role of adipose ATRAP in the pleiotropic effects of olmesartan.

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