Lipolytic and nutritive blood flow response to beta-adrenoceptor stimulation in situ in subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue in obese men

S.L.H. Schiffelers, J.A.P. Akkermans, W.H.M. Saris, E.E. Blaak

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Abstract

Lipolytic and nutritive blood flow response to beta-adrenoceptor stimulation in situ in subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue in obese men.

Schiffelers SL, Akkermans JA, Saris WH, Blaak EE.

Department of Human Biology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands.

OBJECTIVE: beta-Adrenoceptor-mediated whole-body lipolysis is impaired in obesity. This study investigated whether local adipocyte beta-adrenergic sensitivity and changes in nutritive blood flow in subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue contribute to this impaired response. METHODS: Three microdialysis probes were placed in the subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue of eight obese and nine lean men. Each probe was perfused with either 0.1, 1 and 10 microM isoprenaline; 1, 10 and 100 microM dobutamine or 1, 10 and 100 microM salbutamol, each dose for 45 min. RESULTS: At baseline, interstitial glycerol concentrations and ethanol out/in ratios were comparable between groups. During nonselective beta-, beta(1)- and beta(2)-adrenergic stimulation, interstitial glycerol concentrations increased and ethanol out/in ratios decreased similarly in obese and lean men. CONCLUSION: The lipolytic and nutritive blood flow response to beta(1)- beta(2)- and nonselective beta-adrenergic stimulation in situ is comparable in lean and obese male subjects. The present data suggest that a blunted beta-adrenergic sensitivity of the fat cell and an impaired local nutritive blood flow response do not contribute to the previously reported diminished whole-body beta-adrenoceptor-mediated lipolytic response in obese males
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-231
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Obesity
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003

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