Resveratrol ameliorates aging-related metabolic phenotypes by inhibiting cAMP phosphodiesterases

Resveratrol, a polyphenol in red wine, has been reported as a calorie restriction mimetic with potential antiaging and antidiabetogenic properties. It is widely consumed as a nutritional supplement, but its mechanism of action remains a mystery. Here, we report that the metabolic effects of resveratrol result from competitive inhibition of cAMP-degrading phosphodiesterases, leading to elevated cAMP levels. The resulting activation of Epac1, a cAMP effector protein, increases intracellular Ca(2+) levels and activates the CamKKbeta-AMPK pathway via phospholipase C and the ryanodine receptor Ca(2+)-release channel. As a consequence, resveratrol increases NAD(+) and the activity of Sirt1. Inhibiting PDE4 with rolipram reproduces all of the metabolic benefits of resveratrol, including prevention of diet-induced obesity and an increase in mitochondrial function, physical stamina, and glucose tolerance in mice. Therefore, administration of PDE4 inhibitors may also protect against and ameliorate the symptoms of metabolic diseases associated with aging.

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  • Authors:

    Park,S.J.; Ahmad,F.; Philp,A.; Baar,K.; Williams,T.; Luo,H.; Ke,H.; Rehmann,H.; Taussig,R.; Brown,A.L.; Kim,M.K.; Beaven,M.A.; Burgin,A.B.; Manganiello,V.; Chung,J.H.

  • Issue: Cell / pages 421-433 / volume 148
  • Published Date: 2012/2/3
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