The major glucagon-like peptide-1 metabolite, GLP-1-(9-36)-amide, does not affect glucose or insulin levels in mice.

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Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), a future treatment for type 2 diabetes, is efficiently degraded by the enzyme dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP IV), yielding the major metabolite GLP-1-(9-36)-amide. In this study, we examined the potential glucose lowering effect of GLP-1-(9-36)-amide in mice and found that GLP-1-(9-36)-amide (3 and 10 nmol/kg) did not affect insulin secretion or glucose elimination when administered intravenously together with glucose (1 g/kg). This was observed both in normal mice and in transgenic mice having a complete disruption of the signalling from the GLP-1 receptor. Furthermore, after blocking insulin secretion, using diazoxide (25 mg/kg), no effect on insulin-independent glucose disposal of GLP-1-(9-36)-amide was observed. Therefore, GLP-1-(9-36)-amide does not affect glucose disposal in mice either in the presence or absence of intact GLP-1-receptors or in the presence or absence of stimulated insulin levels. This suggests that the GLP-1 metabolite is not involved in the regulation of glucose homeostasis.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Pharmacology
Issue number2-3
Pages (from-to)283-8
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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Keywords: Animals; Blood Glucose; Diazoxide; Female; Glucagon-Like Peptide 1; Hypoglycemic Agents; Injections, Intravenous; Insulin; Islets of Langerhans; Mice; Mice, Transgenic; Peptides; Potassium Channels; Receptors, Glucagon

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