Adenylosuccinate Is an Insulin Secretagogue Derived from Glucose-Induced Purine Metabolism.

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Pancreatic islet failure, involving loss of glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) from islet β cells, heralds the onset of type 2 diabetes (T2D). To search for mediators of GSIS, we performed metabolomics profiling of the insulinoma cell line 832/13 and uncovered significant glucose-induced changes in purine pathway intermediates, including a decrease in inosine monophosphate (IMP) and an increase in adenylosuccinate (S-AMP), suggesting a regulatory role for the enzyme that links the two metabolites, adenylosuccinate synthase (ADSS). Inhibition of ADSS or a more proximal enzyme in the S-AMP biosynthesis pathway, adenylosuccinate lyase, lowers S-AMP levels and impairs GSIS. Addition of S-AMP to the interior of patch-clamped human β cells amplifies exocytosis, an effect dependent upon expression of sentrin/SUMO-specific protease 1 (SENP1). S-AMP also overcomes the defect in glucose-induced exocytosis in β cells from a human donor with T2D. S-AMP is, thus, an insulin secretagogue capable of reversing β cell dysfunction in T2D.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gooding, JR; Jensen, MV; Dai, X; Wenner, BR; Lu, D; Arumugam, R; Ferdaoussi, M; MacDonald, PE; Newgard, CB

Published Date

  • October 6, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 157 - 167

PubMed ID

  • 26411681

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4598307

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2211-1247

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.celrep.2015.08.072


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States