Cellular hypertrophy is regulated by coordinated pro- and antigrowth machineries. Foxo transcription factors initiate an atrophy-related gene program to counter hypertrophic growth. This study was designed to evaluate the role of Akt, the forkhead transcription factor Foxo3a, and atrophy genes muscle-specific RING finger MuRF -1 and atrogin-1 in cardiac hypertrophy and contractile dysfunction associated with high-fat diet-induced obesity. Mice were fed a low- or high-fat diet for 6 mo along with a food-restricted high-fat weight control group. Echocardiography revealed decreased fractional shortening and increased end-systolic diameter and cardiac hypertrophy in high-fat obese but not in weight control mice. Caspase activities were greater in high-fat obese but not in weight control mouse hearts. Western blot analysis revealed enhanced basal Akt and Foxo3a phosphorylation and reduced insulin-stimulated phosphorylation of Akt and Foxo3a without changes in total protein expression of Akt and Foxo3a in high-fat obese hearts.
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