Oleic acid stimulates complete oxidation of fatty acids through protein kinase A-dependent activation of SIRT1-PGC1α complex

Ji Hong Lim, Zachary Gerhart-Hines, John E. Dominy, Yoonjin Lee, Sungjin Kim, Mitsuhisa Tabata, Yang Kevin Xiang, Pere Puigserver

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Background: Different fatty acids signal to control intracellular lipid dynamic metabolism. Results: In skeletal muscle cells, oleic acid inducescAMP/PKAand SIRT1 Ser-434 phosphorylation and activity, causingPGC1α deacetylation and increased fatty acid oxidation. Conclusion: Oleic acid signals to the SIRT1-PGC1α complex to increase rates of fatty acid oxidation. Significance: Pharmacological manipulation of the oleic acid signaling pathway might be a therapeutic option for conditions of lipid dysregulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7117-7126
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Issue number10
StatePublished - Mar 8 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology

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