Remodeling of Nutrient Homeostasis by Unfolded Protein Response

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Impact of hyperinsulinemia as a consequence and cause of obesity-associated ER stress on nutrient homeostasis. Hyperinsulinemia caused by obesity and overnutrition produces ER stress and UPR by enhancing protein biosynthesis and subsequent accumulation of misfolded/unfolded proteins. In addition to enhanced protein biosynthesis, proteasome and autophagy are candidate targets of insulin to induce ER stress because insulin could impair their function in the obese state. Whether UPR causes insulin resistance or relieves ER stress remains an open question.

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  1. Diabetes vol. 63 no. 3 841-843
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