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GLP-1 analogs

Dandan Zhao, Shaoqian Zhao, Xiao Wang, Mingbo Su, Wen Liu, Qinyun Ma, Jie Hong, Weiqiong Gu, Jingya Li, Ruixin Liu, Guang Ning, Jiqiu Wang, Yifei Zhang
The clinical application of dipeptidyl peptidase IV inhibitors (DPP4i) increasing active glucagon-like peptide-1 (AGLP-1) levels has been linked to pancreatitis, pancreatic tumors, and cardiovascular events. However, DPP4 mutations in humans or the long-term outcomes of high glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) level exposure have not been reported. A trio family with a proband showing an extremely high AGLP-1 level [defined here as hyperglipemia (hyper-glucagon-like peptide-1-emia)] were conducted whole-exome sequencing for potential pathogenic genetic defects...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
Sudha S Shankar, R Ravi Shankar, Lori A Mixson, Deborah L Miller, Barnali Pramanik, Amy K O'Dowd, Donna M Williams, Clay B Frederick, Chan R Beals, S Aubrey Stoch, Helmut O Steinberg, David E Kelley
Oxyntomodulin (OXM), an enteroendocrine hormone, causes appetite suppression, increased energy expenditure, and weight loss in obese humans via activation of GLP-1 and glucagon receptors. However, the effects of OXM on glucose homeostasis remain ill-defined. To address this gap, we evaluated the effects of an intravenous (IV) infusion of native OXM on insulin secretory rates (ISR) and glycemic excursion in a graded glucose infusion (GGI) procedure in two separate randomized, placebo-controlled, single dose crossover trials in 12 overweight and obese subjects without diabetes, and in 12 obese subjects with Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) respectively, using the GLP-1 analog, liraglutide as a comparator in the T2DM...
March 15, 2018: Diabetes
Ya-Kun Li, Dong-Xia Ma, Zhi-Min Wang, Xiao-Fan Hu, Shang-Lin Li, Hong-Zhe Tian, Meng-Jun Wang, Yan-Wen Shu, Jun Yang
Renal fibrosis is recognized as the common route of all chronic kidney disease (CKD) progressing to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Additionally, accumulating evidence suggests that epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays a significant role in the process of renal fibrogenesis. Liraglutide is a long-acting glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analog that has been widely used to treat type 2 diabetes. Recent studies have demonstrated that the GLP-1 analogs could also exert protective effects in cardiac fibrosis models...
March 9, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
V Chedid, P Vijayvargiya, P Carlson, K Van Malderen, A Acosta, A Zinsmeister, M Camilleri
BACKGROUND: Weight loss in response to the long-acting GLP-1 receptor (GLP1R) analog, liraglutide, is correlated with delay in gastric-emptying (GE). The aim of this pilot study was to assess whether specific genetic variants in GLP1R or TCF7L2 are associated with delayed GE and weight loss in obese patients treated with liraglutide or the short-acting GLP-1 agonist, exenatide. METHODS: We evaluated in obese individuals the associations of genetic variations of GLP1R (rs6923761) and TCF7L2 (rs7903146) on GE T1/2 and weight from two trials that evaluated separately exenatide, 5 μg BID for 30 days, or liraglutide, 3 mg daily for 5 weeks...
February 28, 2018: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Andre F Batista, Leticia Forny-Germano, Julia R Clarke, Natalia M Lyra E Silva, Jordano Brito-Moreira, Susan E Boehnke, Andrew Winterborn, Brian C Coe, Ann Lablans, Juliana F Vital, Suelen A Marques, Ana M B Martinez, Matthias Gralle, Christian Holscher, William L Klein, Jean-Christophe Houzel, Sergio T Ferreira, Douglas P Munoz, Fernanda G De Felice
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a devastating neurological disorder that still lacks an effective treatment, and this has stimulated an intense pursuit of disease-modifying therapeutics. Given the increasingly recognized link between AD and defective brain insulin signaling, we investigated the actions of liraglutide, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analog marketed for treatment of type 2 diabetes, in experimental models of AD. Insulin receptor pathology is an important feature of AD brains that impairs the neuroprotective actions of central insulin signaling...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Pathology
Sara J Brandt, Anna Götz, Matthias H Tschöp, Timo D Müller
Chemical derivatives of the gut-derived peptide hormone glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) are among the best-in-class pharmacotherapies to treat obesity and type 2 diabetes. However, GLP-1 analogs have modest weight lowering capacity, in the range of 5-10%, and the therapeutic window is hampered by dose-dependent side effects. Over the last few years, a new concept has emerged: combining the beneficial effects of several key metabolic hormones into a single molecular entity. Several unimolecular GLP-1-based polyagonists have shown superior metabolic action compared to GLP-1 monotherapies...
February 2018: Peptides
Michelle Mocarski, Jason Yeaw, Victoria Divino, Mitch DeKoven, German Guerrero, Jakob Langer, Brian Larsen Thorsted
BACKGROUND: Clinical inertia in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) refers to the failure of clinicians to intensify therapy when indicated. Many T2DM patients remain suboptimally controlled after initiating basal insulin. OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence of patients treated with basal insulin but in poor glycemic control (hemoglobin A1c [A1c] ≥ 7%) after initiation and subsequent treatment intensification patterns and glycemic outcomes in a real-world setting...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
Yanxia Chen, Xiangjian Zhang, Junna He, Yanzhao Xie, Yang Yang
BACKGROUND: Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) analogs administered before or after cerebral ischemia have been shown to provide neuroprotection. Here, we explored whether delayed administration of a GLP-1 analog, liraglutide, could improve long-term functional recovery and promote angiogenesis after stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the present study, mice were established as a focal cerebral cortical ischemia model and were intraperitoneally administered liraglutide or normal saline (NS) daily for 14 consecutive days, starting 1 day after cerebral ischemia...
January 21, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Mitsuaki Takeuchi, Masayuki Okamoto, Ryuji Okamoto, Hiroshi Kinoshita, Yu Yamaguchi, Nobuhide Watanabe
In the course of our search for new GLP-1 analogs, we screened a number of [Ser8]-GLP-1 analogs using the C-terminal helix 3 of the albumin binding domain 3 of protein G from bacterial Streptococcal G strain 148 (G148-ABD3) as appendage. Our efforts led to the discovery of [Ser8]-GLP-1 (7-35)-GVKALIDEILAA-NH2, peptide 6, as a long-acting GLP-1 analog with enhanced self-associated aggregation. Peptide 6 showed enhanced stability in rat and human plasma and an extended half-life of 5.4 h with good bioavailability in rats and subsequently prolonged therapeutic effects in diabetic mice...
January 30, 2018: Peptides
Mark Egli
Animal models provide rapid, inexpensive assessments of an investigational drug's therapeutic potential. Ideally, they support the plausibility of therapeutic efficacy and provide a rationale for further investigation. Here, I discuss how the absence of clear effective-ineffective categories for alcohol use disorder (AUD) medications and biases in the clinical and preclinical literature affect the development of predictive preclinical alcohol dependence (AD) models. Invoking the analogical argument concept from the philosophy of science field, I discuss how models of excessive alcohol drinking support the plausibility of clinical pharmacotherapy effects...
January 28, 2018: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
Michael G Spelios, Lauren A Afinowicz, Regine C Tipon, Eitan M Akirav
Three-dimensional (3D) pseudoislets (PIs) can be used for the study of insulin-producing β-cells in free-floating islet-like structures similar to that of primary islets. Previously, we demonstrated the ability of islet-derived endothelial cells (iECs) to induce PIs using murine insulinomas, where PI formation enhanced insulin production and glucose responsiveness. In this report, we examined the ability of iECs to spontaneously induce the formation of free-floating 3D PIs using the EndoC-βH1 human β-cell line murine MS1 iEC line...
January 16, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
Dongao Zhang, Gang Lv
GLP-1 signaling pathway has been well studied for its role in regulating glucose homeostasis, as well as its beneficial effects in energy and nutrient metabolism. A number of drugs based on GLP-1 have been used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. GLP-1R is expressed in multiple organs and numerous experimental studies have demonstrated that GLP-1 signaling pathway exhibits pro-survival functions in various disorders. In the central nervous system, stimulation of GLP-1R produces neuroprotective effects in specific neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease...
January 9, 2018: Peptides
María Molina Vega, Muñoz-Garach Araceli, Francisco J Tinahones
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor analogs are a group of therapeutic agents which mimic endogenous GLP-1, exerting their effect by the stimulation of the GLP-1 receptor with a wide distribution. Its activation increases insulin releasing dependent on blood glucose levels, suppression of glucagon secretion and a reduction of hepatic glucose output. It delays gastric emptying and increases satiety. Exenatide is the synthetic version of exendin-4, a natural peptide with similar properties to human GLP-1...
February 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
Omar Babateen, Sergiy V Korol, Zhe Jin, Amol K Bhandage, Aikeremu Ahemaiti, Bryndis Birnir
BACKGROUND: γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain where it regulates activity of neuronal networks. The receptor for glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is expressed in the hippocampus, which is the center for memory and learning. In this study we examined effects of liraglutide, a GLP-1 analog, on GABA signaling in CA3 hippocampal pyramidal neurons. METHODS: We used patch-clamp electrophysiology to record synaptic and tonic GABA-activated currents in CA3 pyramidal neurons in rat hippocampal brain slices...
December 16, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
Jing Han, Feng Zhou, Yingying Fei, Xinyu Chen, Junjie Fu, Hai Qian
Two glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogs (1 and 2) were synthesized by hybridizing the key sequences of GLP-1, exendin-4, lixisenatide and xenGLP-1B (Xenopus GLP-1 analog). To achieve long-acting hypoglycemic effects and to further improve their antidiabetic potencies, lipidization and dimerization strategies were used to afford two lipidated dimeric conjugates (9 and 11). Conjugates 9 and 11 showed stronger receptor activation potency than GLP-1 and exendin-4 in vitro. Moreover, 9 and 11 exhibited superior hypoglycemic and insulinotropic activities to liraglutide in db/db mice...
December 14, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
Neha Shrestha, Oriane Bouttefeux, Kevin Vanvarenberg, Patrik Lundquist, Juan Cunarro, Sulay Tovar, Georgiy Khodus, Ellen Andersson, Åsa V Keita, Carlos Gonzalez Dieguez, Per Artursson, Véronique Préat, Ana Beloqui
Nanoparticulate based drug delivery systems have been extensively studied to efficiently encapsulate and deliver peptides orally. However, most of the existing data mainly focus on the nanoparticles as a drug carrier, but the ability of nanoparticles having a biological effect has not been exploited. Herein, we hypothesize that nanostructured lipid carriers (NLCs) could activate the endogenous glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) secretion and also act as oral delivery systems for GLP-1 analogs (exenatide and liraglutide)...
January 3, 2018: Nanoscale
Michael Gejl, Birgitte Brock, Lærke Egefjord, Kim Vang, Jørgen Rungby, Albert Gjedde
There are fewer than normal glucose transporters at the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in Alzheimer's disease (AD). When reduced expression of transporters aggravates the symptoms of AD, the transporters become a potential target of therapy. The incretin hormone GLP-1 prevents the decline of cerebral metabolic rate for glucose (CMRglc ) in AD, and GLP-1 may serve to raise transporter numbers. We hypothesized that the GLP-1 analog liraglutide would prevent the decline of CMRglc in AD by raising blood-brain glucose transfer, depending on the duration of disease...
December 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
Liang He, Siliang Zhang, Xiaowen Zhang, Rui Liu, Haixia Guan, Hao Zhang
Purpose: This study was aimed to investigate the expressions of the insulin receptor (IR), insulin-like growth factor receptor (IGF-1R), and glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R) in normal thyroid tissue, papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) tissues, and PTC cells, and to examine the possible role of insulin analogs and GLP-1R agonists in cell proliferation and energy metabolism in PTC cells. Methods: The expressions of IR, IGF-1R, and GLP-1R in PTC tissues and PTC cell lines were detected by immunohistochemistry and western blotting, respectively...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
A Pal, D B Rhoads, A Tavakkoli
Although Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) remains the most effective treatment for obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D), many patients fail to achieve remission, or relapse. Increasing intestinal limb lengths of RYGB may improve outcomes, but the mechanistic basis for this remains unclear. We hypothesize biliopancreatic (BP) limb length modulates the antidiabetic effect of RYGB. Rats underwent RYGB with a 20-cm (RYGB-20cm) or 40-cm (RYGB-40cm) BP limb and were compared with control animals. After 2 and 4 wk, portal and systemic blood was sampled during intestinal glucose infusion...
February 1, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
HongLei Guo, Bin Wang, HongMei Li, LiLu Ling, Jianying Niu, Yong Gu
AIM: To investigate the role of glucagon-like peptide-1 analog (GLP-1) in high fat diet-induced obesity-related glomerulopathy (ORG). METHODS: Male C57BL/6 mice fed a high fat diet for 12 weeks were treated with GLP-1 (200 μg/kg) or 0.9% saline for 4 weeks. Fasting blood glucose and insulin and the expression of podocin, nephrin, phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K), glucose transporter type (Glut4), and microtubule-associated protein 1A/1B-light chain 3 (LC3) were assayed...
October 25, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
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