Multi-Tracer Pet Quantitation of Insulin Action

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Collaborator:
University of Padova
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University of Pittsburgh
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00715221
First received: July 10, 2008
Last updated: April 2, 2010
Last verified: April 2010
  Purpose

We are proposing a clinical investigation of the pathogenesis of insulin resistance (IR) in skeletal muscle and adipose tissue (AT), focusing specifically on the contributions of glucose delivery, transport and phosphorylation. The primary methodology will be dynamic PET imaging, using three tracers that respectively portray the kinetics of glucose delivery, bi-directional trans-membrane glucose transport and glucose phosphorylation. The three tracers are: 1) [15O]-H2O for quantifying tissue perfusion, this portrays the kinetics of glucose delivery from plasma to tissue; 2) [11C]-3-O-methyl glucose, a tracer constrained to bi-directional trans-membrane glucose transport; and 3) [18F]-fluoro-deoxy glucose, which like [11C]-3-OMG is transported, but adds the subsequent metabolic step, that of glucose phosphorylation.

We propose 2 specific aims to apply this methodology to investigate the pathogenesis of IR. The 1st aim is to quantitatively assess the kinetics of glucose delivery, transport and phosphorylation in skeletal muscle in type 2 DM and as compared to obese and lean non-diabetic men and women. We will appraise the contribution of each step to the to the pathogenesis of IR. We postulate more severe IR in oxidative muscle, with a dual impairment of glucose transport and phosphorylation. The 2nd aim is to implement the triple-tracer dynamic PET imaging protocol in adipose tissue (AT), examining normal insulin action in non-obese volunteers and testing whether differences in AT insulin action are present in obese insulin sensitive volunteers compared to obese IR participants and the relation of AT IR to that of muscle and liver.


Condition
Diabetes

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Multi-Tracer Pet Quantitation of Insulin Action

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Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

Aliquotted blood samples


Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: July 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
1
Normal Weight
2
Obese without diabetes
3
Obese with diabetes

Detailed Description:

We propose a clinical investigation of the pathogenesis of insulin resistance (IR) in skeletal muscle and adipose tissue (AT) in obesity and diabetes mellitus, focusing on the separate and interactive roles of glucose delivery, bi-directional trans-membrane glucose transport and glucose phosphorylation. The primary methodology will be dynamic PET imaging, using three tracers that respectively portray the kinetics of glucose delivery, transport and phosphorylation. The three tracers are: 1) [15O]-H2O for quantifying tissue perfusion, this parameter together with glucose concentration portrays the kinetics of glucose delivery from plasma to tissue interstitial space; 2) [11C]-3-O-methyl glucose, a tracer constrained to bi-directional trans-membrane glucose transport; and 3) [18F]-fluoro-deoxy glucose, which like [11C]-3-OMG is transported, but adds the subsequent metabolic step, that of glucose phosphorylation.

In our recently completed studies, we implemented this triple-tracer dynamic PET imaging protocol to investigate insulin action in lean, healthy individuals 1-3. Rates of glucose uptake can be obtained by other methods (e.g. the glucose clamp, arterio-venous limb balance). What is uniquely valuable with dynamic PET imaging is acquisition of a temporal plot of tracer uptake, one that is obtained within an organ rather than derived from plasma determinations. These tissue-time activity curves provide information to assess the velocity of metabolic steps. By doing this for each of the three tracers, assessment can be made of which among glucose delivery, transport and phosphorylation is rate-controlling, or more properly, how rate control is distributed amongst these steps. The triple-tracer procedure has provided novel, quantitative insight on the action of insulin to change this distribution of control, a re-distribution triggered in healthy individuals by robust activation of glucose transport. Robust activation of glucose transport increases permeability of muscle to glucose sufficiently that delivery manifests greater rate limitation than during basal conditions. Also, we have coupled PET bio-imaging with MRI to study specific muscles 1, 3. This approach has yielded provocative and unanticipated new findings. Unlike in lean non-diabetics, in whom oxidative muscle is more insulin sensitive (as widely demonstrated in animal studies), in type 2 and in type 1 DM, oxidative muscle is more severely IR. We are encouraged that this bio-imaging methodology will enable new insight into the pathogenesis of IR in skeletal muscle and that the approach can be successfully adapted for in vivo investigation of adipose tissue metabolism.

The 1st specific aim is to quantitatively assess the contribution of glucose delivery, transport and phosphorylation to the pathogenesis of skeletal muscle IR in type 2 DM and obesity.

The 2nd specific aim is to implement triple-tracer dynamic PET imaging to study insulin action in gluteal-femoral adipose tissue (GF-AT) of non-obese and obese women, investigating among the latter group mechanisms of IR of GF-AT, and the role that GF-AT IR may have in differentiating obese insulin-sensitive (OB-InS) from obese insulin-resistant (OB-IR) women.

Experiment Synopsis: During the past year, in pilot studies, we initiated PET imaging procedures for AT, using [18F]-FDG. We now propose full development of the triple tracer methodology in GF-AT. Non-obese and obese women will be studied, the latter recruited to form groups of obese insulin-sensitive (OB-IS) and obese insulin-resistant (OB-IR). Triple-tracer PET imaging will be done during basal and insulin stimulated conditions, using an infusion rate of 20 mU/min-m2. Complementary assessments will include: a) MRI and DXA to measure the quantity of fat-mass (FM), GF-AT, abdominal adipose depots (ABD-SAT and VAT); b) endogenous glucose production (EGP) assessed using a primed, constant infusion of [6,6] d2-glucose; c) an adipokine profile; and d) a needle biopsy of GF-AT for histological and other analyses.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 55 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Normal volunteer sample

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Male and Female Normal Weight - non-diabetic (BMI 19-25) Overweight/Obese - non-diabetic (BMI 27-38) Type 2 DM (BMI 27-38)

Fasting lab glucose < 100 mg/dl (non-diabetic groups) HbA1c < 6.0 (non-diabetic group) HbA1c < 8.5 (diabetic group)

Ulnar artery patent bilaterally Negative urine pregnancy test Non-smoker Independent in self blood glucose monitoring (diabetic group)

Exclusion Criteria:

BP > 150 mmHg systolic or > 95 mmHg diastolic History of any heart disease, including MI, pacemaker History of PVD, (including diminishing pulses) liver disease, kidney disease, pulmonary disease, neuromuscular disease, neurological disease, thyroid disease or any drug or alcohol abuse.

Current malignancy or history of cancer within the past 5 years Proteinuria 1+ or greater Hematocrit < 34% sTSH >8 ALT > 60; AST > 60; Alk Phos > 150 Total cholesterol > 250 Triglycerides > 300

MEDICATIONS:

Chronic medications that can alter glucose homeostasis: oral glucocorticoids, nicotinic acid (Birth control medications are okay and will not exclude) Thiazolidinediones or insulin, previous difficulty with lidocaine (xylocaine) Gained or lost more than 3 kg during the past 3 months Involved in regular exercise > 1 day/week Surgical or vascular implants, any metal in body, claustrophic Currently pregnant OR currently lactating

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Contacts
Contact: Nicole Helbling, RN, MS 412-692-2285 nlr8@pitt.edu

Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh Recruiting
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
Principal Investigator: Bret H Goodpaster, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
University of Padova
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Bret H Goodpaster, PhD University of Pittsburgh
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Bret H. Goodpaster, University of Pittsburgh
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00715221     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PRO 07080301
Study First Received: July 10, 2008
Last Updated: April 2, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by University of Pittsburgh:
Diabetes

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases

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