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Effects of gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIP) and related analogues on glucagon release at normo- and hyperglycaemia in Wistar rats and isolated islets.

Authors: Cassidy, RS  Irwin, N  Flatt, PR 
Citation: Cassidy RS, etal., Biol Chem. 2008 Feb;389(2):189-93.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:18163884
DOI: Full-text: DOI:10.1515/BC.2008.019

Glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) is an incretin hormone secreted by endocrine K-cells in response to nutrient absorption. This study has utilised numerous well-characterised dipeptidyl peptidase IV-resistant GIP analogues to evaluate the glucagonotropic actions of GIP in Wistar rats and isolated rat islets. Intraperitoneal administration of GIP analogues (25 nmol/kg body weight) in combination with glucose had no effect on circulating glucagon concentrations compared to controls in Wistar rats. However, plasma glucose concentrations were significantly (p<0.05 to p<0.001) lowered by the GIP-receptor agonists, N-AcGIP, GIP(Lys37)PAL and N-AcGIP(Lys37)PAL. The GIP antagonist, (Pro3)GIP, caused a significant (p<0.05) reduction in glucagon levels following concurrent administration with saline in Wistar rats. In isolated rat islets native GIP induced a significant (p<0.01) enhancement of glucagon release at basal glucose concentrations, which was completely annulled by (Pro3)GIP. Furthermore, glucagon release in the presence of GLP-1, GIP(Lys37)PAL, N-AcGIP(Lys37)PAL and (Pro3)GIP was significantly (p<0.05 to p<0.001) decreased compared to native GIP in isolated rat islets. These data indicate a modest effect of GIP on glucagon secretion from isolated rat islets, which was not observed in vivo. However, the GIP agonists N-AcGIP, GIP(Lys37)PAL and N-AcGIP(Lys37)PAL had no effect on glucagon release demonstrating an improved therapeutic potential for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

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