APPL1 binds to adiponectin receptors and mediates adiponectin signalling and function.

Xuming Mao, Chintan K. Kikani, Ramon A. Riojas, Paul Langlais, Lixin Wang, Fresnida J. Ramos, Qichen Fang, Christine Y. Christ-Roberts, Jenny Y. Hong, Ryang Yeo Kim, Feng Liu, Lily Q Dong

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Adiponectin, also known as Acrp30, is an adipose tissue-derived hormone with anti-atherogenic, anti-diabetic and insulin sensitizing properties. Two seven-transmembrane domain-containing proteins, AdipoR1 and AdipoR2, have recently been identified as adiponectin receptors, yet signalling events downstream of these receptors remain poorly defined. By using the cytoplasmic domain of AdipoR1 as bait, we screened a yeast two-hybrid cDNA library derived from human fetal brain. This screening led to the identification of a phosphotyrosine binding domain and a pleckstrin homology domain-containing adaptor protein, APPL1 (adaptor protein containing pleckstrin homology domain, phosphotyrosine binding (PTB) domain and leucine zipper motif). APPL1 interacts with adiponectin receptors in mammalian cells and the interaction is stimulated by adiponectin. Overexpression of APPL1 increases, and suppression of APPL1 level reduces, adiponectin signalling and adiponectin-mediated downstream events (such as lipid oxidation, glucose uptake and the membrane translocation of glucose transport 4 (GLUT4)). Adiponectin stimulates the interaction between APPL1 and Rab5 (a small GTPase) interaction, leading to increased GLUT4 membrane translocation. APPL1 also acts as a critical regulator of the crosstalk between adiponectin signalling and insulin signalling pathways. These results demonstrate a key function for APPL1 in adiponectin signalling and provide a molecular mechanism for the insulin sensitizing function of adiponectin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)516-523
Number of pages8
JournalNature cell biology.
Volume8
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2006

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Adiponectin Receptors
Adiponectin
Phosphotyrosine
Insulin
Glucose
Leucine Zippers
Membranes
Monomeric GTP-Binding Proteins
Gene Library
Cell Communication
Adipose Tissue
Proteins
Yeasts
Hormones
Lipids

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Mao, X., Kikani, C. K., Riojas, R. A., Langlais, P., Wang, L., Ramos, F. J., ... Dong, L. Q. (2006). APPL1 binds to adiponectin receptors and mediates adiponectin signalling and function. Nature cell biology., 8(5), 516-523.

APPL1 binds to adiponectin receptors and mediates adiponectin signalling and function. / Mao, Xuming; Kikani, Chintan K.; Riojas, Ramon A.; Langlais, Paul; Wang, Lixin; Ramos, Fresnida J.; Fang, Qichen; Christ-Roberts, Christine Y.; Hong, Jenny Y.; Kim, Ryang Yeo; Liu, Feng; Dong, Lily Q.

In: Nature cell biology., Vol. 8, No. 5, 05.2006, p. 516-523.

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Mao, X, Kikani, CK, Riojas, RA, Langlais, P, Wang, L, Ramos, FJ, Fang, Q, Christ-Roberts, CY, Hong, JY, Kim, RY, Liu, F & Dong, LQ 2006, 'APPL1 binds to adiponectin receptors and mediates adiponectin signalling and function.', Nature cell biology., vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 516-523.
Mao X, Kikani CK, Riojas RA, Langlais P, Wang L, Ramos FJ et al. APPL1 binds to adiponectin receptors and mediates adiponectin signalling and function. Nature cell biology. 2006 May;8(5):516-523.
Mao, Xuming ; Kikani, Chintan K. ; Riojas, Ramon A. ; Langlais, Paul ; Wang, Lixin ; Ramos, Fresnida J. ; Fang, Qichen ; Christ-Roberts, Christine Y. ; Hong, Jenny Y. ; Kim, Ryang Yeo ; Liu, Feng ; Dong, Lily Q. / APPL1 binds to adiponectin receptors and mediates adiponectin signalling and function. In: Nature cell biology. 2006 ; Vol. 8, No. 5. pp. 516-523.
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