RRC ID 46473
Author Xie M, Roy R.
Title Increased levels of hydrogen peroxide induce a HIF-1-dependent modification of lipid metabolism in AMPK compromised C. elegans dauer larvae.
Journal Cell Metab
Abstract Cells have evolved numerous mechanisms to circumvent stresses caused by the environment, and many of them are regulated by the AMP-activated kinase (AMPK). Unlike most organisms, C. elegans AMPK-null mutants are viable, but they die prematurely in the "long-lived" dauer stage due to exhaustion of triglyceride stores. Using a genome-wide RNAi approach, we demonstrate that the disruption of genes that increase hydrogen peroxide levels enhance the survival of AMPK mutant dauers by altering both the abundance and the nature of the fatty-acid content in the animal by increasing the HIF-1-dependent expression of several key enzymes involved in fatty-acid biosynthesis. Our data provide a mechanistic foundation to explain how an optimal level of an often vilified ROS-generating compound such as hydrogen peroxide can provide cellular benefit, a phenomenon described as hormesis, by instructing cells to readjust their lipid biosynthetic capacity through downstream HIF-1 activation to correct cellular energy deficiencies.
Volume 16(3)
Pages 322-35
Published 2012-9-5
DOI 10.1016/j.cmet.2012.07.016
PII S1550-4131(12)00321-X
PMID 22921415
MeSH AMP-Activated Protein Kinase Kinases Analysis of Variance Animals Azo Compounds Caenorhabditis elegans / metabolism* Caenorhabditis elegans Proteins / metabolism* Catalase / metabolism Fatty Acids / biosynthesis Fatty Acids / metabolism Gene Expression Regulation, Enzymologic / genetics Gene Expression Regulation, Enzymologic / physiology* Hydrogen Peroxide / pharmacology* Larva / metabolism Lipid Metabolism / drug effects* Lipid Metabolism / physiology Mutation / genetics Protein Kinases / genetics RNA Interference Reactive Oxygen Species / metabolism Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction Transcription Factors / metabolism*
IF 21.567
Times Cited 35
C.elegans tm1944