Reduced plasma glucose by asparagine synthetase knockdown in the mouse liver

Shinya Iida, Hiroyuki Kamiya, Akihiro Nakaya, Yasuhiro Hayashi, Akihiro Sawada, Noritada Kaji, Yoshinobu Baba, Hideyoshi Harashima

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Expression of the asparagine synthetase gene is dependent on extracellular glucose concentration. This gene was knocked-down in livers of male Balb/c mice by a hydrodynamic tail vein injection of small interfering RNA (siRNA) against the gene. This knockdown resulted in a significant decrease in plasma glucose concentration. These results suggested that asparagine synthetase is a novel protein that regulates plasma glucose levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2009-2011
Number of pages3
JournalBiological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science


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