Effects of diabetes and insulin on phosphoinositide metabolism in R3230AC mammary tumors.
The effects of diabetes and insulin administration on certain aspects of phosphoinositide metabolism in R3230AC mammary tumors were studied in vivo. Three weeks after diabetes was induced by streptozotocin, [3H]myoinositol incorporation into PI, PIP and PIP2 was increased in R3230AC tumors, whereas the formation of [3H]IP, [3H]IP2 and [3H]IP3 was decreased. Administration of protamine zinc insulin (3IU, twice daily, for 3 days) to diabetic rats decreased [3H]myoinositol incorporation into phosphoinositides and inositol phosphates in these mammary tumors. The R3230AC tumor from insulin-treated diabetic hosts had lower levels of unmetabolized [3H]-myoinositol compared to tumors from diabetic animals. Enzymatically-dissociated tumor cells from insulin-treated animals displayed decreased myoinositol transport in vitro. These findings suggest that the insulin-induced decrease in the turnover of inositol lipids in vivo in R3230AC mammary tumors could have resulted from the decreased level of [3H]myoinositol in these cells.更多