Acta Biológica Colombiana
Print version ISSN 0120-548X
CAMARGO, OMAR; RUIZ, TATIANA and OLIVERA, MARTHA. MODELO TEÓRICO PARA EXPLICAR LA ACUMULACIÓN DE GOTAS LIPÍDICAS EN EMBRIONES BOVINOS MACHOS O HEMBRAS PRODUCIDOS in vitro Theoretical Model For Explaining Accumulation Of Fat Drops In In Vitro Produced Bovine Embryos. Acta biol.Colomb. [online]. 2008, vol.13, n.2, pp. 89-102. ISSN 0120-548X.
The encoding gene for glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) is located on chromosome X. This enzyme regulates the entrance of glucose into the pentose phosphate pathway (PPP). Besides, throughout this route, glucose regulates the transcription of some lipogenic genes. Compared with in vitro produced male embryos, and due to a delaying in X-chromosome inactivation as a consequence of in vitro culture conditions, some early female embryos show two-fold increase in this enzyme (G6PD) and consequently in PPP. It is postulated therefore that this kind of failures in genetic dosage compensation, and in a dependent manner of glucose levels, would generates a sexual dimorphism in lipid metabolic phenotype, at the level of transcription of genes associated to rate limiting enzymes of the synthesis of lipids such as Acetyl-CoA Carboxylase-Alpha (ACACA) and Fatty Acid Synthase (FASN). This would lead to a higher cytoplasmic accumulation of lipid droplets in female embryos with effects on their general metabolism, transcriptional activity of some down stream genes and on their cryotolerance
Keywords : compensación dosis cromosómica; genes lipogénicos; metabolismo glucosa; Chromosome dose compensation; lipogenic genes; glucose metabolism.