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Fiziologichnyi Zhurnal

is a scientific journal issued by the

Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

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The journal was founded in 1955 as
1955 – 1977 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0015 – 3311)
1978 – 1993 "Fiziologicheskii zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
1994 – 2016 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
2017 – "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 2522-9028)

Fiziol. Zh. 2015; 61(1): 10-18

The expression of CСN2, IQSEC, RSPO1, DNAJC15, RIPK2, IL13RA2, IRS1, and IRS2 genes in blood of obese boys with insulin resistance

D. O. Minchenko1,2, V.V. Davydov3, O.A. Budreiko3, O.S. Moliavko1, D.K. Kulieshova3, O.V. Tiazhka2, O.H. Minchenko1

  1. Palladin Institute of Biochemistry National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
  2. Bohomolets National Medical University, Kyiv, Ukraine
  3. SI “Institute of children and adolescent health care National Academy of Medical Science of Ukraine”, Kharkiv, Ukraine


The development of obesity and its metabolic complications is associated with dysregulation of various intrinsic mechanisms, which control basic metabolic processes via changes in the expression of numerous regulatory genes. We studied the expression of the subset of genes, which responsible for control of cell growth and glucose metabolism, in blood cells of obese boys with normal and impaired insulin sensitivity as well as in normal (control) individuals. It was shown that obesity with normal insulin sensitivity enhances the expression of IRS1, RIPK2, IL13RA2, RSPO1, IQSEC, and CCN2 genes, but decreases the expression level IRS2 and DNAJC15 genes in the blood cells as compared to control group. Insulin resistance in obese boys leads to up-regulation of IRS2, RSPO1, and DNAJC15 gene expressions as well as to down-regulation of IRS1 and RIPK2 genes in the blood cells versus obese patients with normal insulin sensitivity. Results of this study provide evidence that obesity affects the expression of the subset of genes related to cell growth and glucose metabolism in blood cells and that insulin resistance in obesity is associated with changes in the expression level of IRS1, IRS2, RIPK2, RSPO1, and DNAJC15 genes, which contribute to the development of insulin resistance and glucose intolerance and possibly re(ect some changes in fat tissue.

Keywords: mRNA expression; CСN2; IQSEC; RSPO1; DNAJC15; RIPK2; IL13RA2; IRS1; IRS2; blood; obesity; insulin resistance.


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