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Gemma Pujadas, Daniel J Drucker
Regulatory peptides produced in islet and gut endocrine cells, including glucagon, GLP-1, GLP-2, and GIP exert actions with considerable metabolic importance and translational relevance. Although the clinical development of GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R) agonists and dipeptidyl peptidase-4(DPP4) inhibitors has fostered research into how these hormones act on the normal and diseased heart, less is known about the actions of these peptides on blood vessels. Here we review the effects of these peptide hormones on normal blood vessels, and highlight their vascular actions in the setting of experimental and clinical vascular injury...
October 12, 2016: Endocrine Reviews
H Diao, H L Yan, Y Xiao, B Yu, J Yu, J He, P Zheng, B H Zeng, H Wei, X B Mao, D W Chen
BACKGROUND: The present study was conducted to compare the differences in gut microbiota composition and gut-phenotypes among pig breeds, and determine whether these differences would transmit to mice colonized with fecal microbiota of different pig breeds. A total of 24 1-day-old germ-free BALB/C mice were divided into 3 groups (TFM, YFM and RFM), which were transplanted with intact fecal microbiota of Tibetan pig (TP), Yorkshire pig (YP) and Rongchang pig (RP), respectively. RESULTS: Results showed that different pig breeds exhibited distinct gut microbiota profile based on high-throughput pyrosequencing...
October 11, 2016: BMC Microbiology
Yusuke Nakao, Michiko Horiguchi, Ryuji Nakamura, Sachie Sasaki-Hamada, Chihiro Ozawa, Taichi Funane, Ryo Ozawa, Jun-Ichiro Oka, Chikamasa Yamashita
Depression is a common mental disorder. More than 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression worldwide. Although a number of antidepressants are available, >20% of patients with major depressive disorder suffer from treatment-resistant depression. Therefore, development of novel therapeutics to overcome this condition is required. We reported that intracerebroventricular administration of glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2) exerts antidepressant-like effects treated with or without adrenocorticotropic hormone...
October 5, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Matthew P Rowan, Darrick J Beckman, Julie A Rizzo, Claire L Isbell, Christopher E White, Stephen M Cohn, Kevin K Chung
BACKGROUND: Burn and trauma patients present a clinical challenge due to metabolic derangements and hypermetabolism that result in a prolonged catabolic state with impaired healing and secondary complications, including ventilator dependence. Previous work has shown that circulating levels of growth hormone (GH) are predictive of mortality in critically ill adults, but few studies have examined the prognostic potential of GH levels in adult trauma patients. METHODS: To investigate the utility of GH and other endocrine responses in the prediction of outcomes, we conducted a prospective, observational study of adult burn and trauma patients...
October 4, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
Sara Baldassano, Antonella Amato, Flavia Mulè
Glucagon like peptide-2 (GLP-2) is a gastrointestinal hormone released from enteroendocrine L-type cells together with glucagon like peptide-1 in response to dietary nutrients. GLP-2 acts through a specific receptor, the GLP-2 receptor, mainly located in the gut and in the brain. Classically, GLP-2 is considered a trophic hormone involved in the maintenance of intestinal epithelial morphology and function. This role has been targeted for therapies promoting repair and adaptive growth of the intestinal mucosa...
September 21, 2016: Peptides
Annika Mutanen, Mikko P Pakarinen
AIM: Glukagon-like-peptide-1 (GLP-1) and -2 (GLP-2), produced by intestinal L-cells, are key hormones regulating intestinal transit, secretion, absorption, and mucosal growth. We evaluated naïve fasting serum GLP-1 and GLP-2 levels in pediatric intestinal failure (IF). METHODS: Fifty-five IF patients with median age 4.2 (IQR 1.3-12) years and 47 matched healthy controls underwent measurement of fasting serum GLP-1 and GLP-2. RESULTS: Serum GLP-2 [19...
September 14, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
David W Lim, Abdoulaye Diané, Mitsuru Muto, Donna F Vine, Patrick N Nation, Pamela R Wizzard, David L Sigalet, David L Bigam, Paul B Pencharz, Justine M Turner, Paul W Wales
BACKGROUND: We aim to study the efficacy of exogenously administered glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) on intestinal adaptation in 2 preclinical models of neonatal short bowel syndrome (SBS) according to remnant intestinal anatomy, with and without ileum. Furthermore, we aim to determine if this adaptive effect was potentiated with enteral nutrition (EN). METHODS: Neonatal piglets were block-randomized to 75% mid-intestinal (JI group, retains ileum) or distal-intestinal (JC group, has no ileum) resection or no resection (sham control) and GLP-2 treatment (11 nmol/kg/d) or saline control for 7 days...
September 22, 2016: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Zhongwei Zhang, Xiaodong Wu, Lili Cao, Zhengdong Zhong, Yan Zhou
We aimed to assess the feasibility of enhancing the intestinal development of weaned rats using glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2)-expressing Saccharomyces cerevisiae (S. cerevisiae). GLP-2-expressing S. cerevisiae (GLP2-SC) was generated using a recombinant approach. The diet of weaned rats was supplemented with the GLP2-SC strain. The average daily gain (ADG), the intestinal morphology and the activities of the digestive enzymes in the jejunum were tested to assess the influence of the GLP2-SC strain on intestinal development...
September 19, 2016: Microbial Biotechnology
Kaori Austin, Melanie A Markovic, Patricia L Brubaker
Glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2) is a gut hormone that promotes highly specific growth and function of the intestinal epithelium. Recent studies have begun to elucidate the complex mechanism of action of GLP-2, which is mediated indirectly through other intestinal factors. Although a long-acting GLP-2 analog has recently been approved for treatment of adult patients with short bowel syndrome, there remain numerous conditions characterized by intestinal insufficiency for which pre-clinical studies, as well as some limited clinical data, support further consideration of GLP-2 for expanded therapeutic use...
August 28, 2016: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
Everton Cazzo, José Carlos Pareja, Elinton Adami Chaim, Bruno Geloneze, Maria Rita Lazzarini Barreto, Daniéla Oliveira Magro
BACKGROUND: Changes in satiety regulation are known to play a pivotal role in the weight loss effects of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and the mechanisms by which these changes occur are not entirely known. There are previous reports of the influence of GLP-1 to cause enhancement of satiation, but in regard to GLP-2, it remains unclear. This study aimed to determine whether there is a correlation between the levels of GLP-1 and GLP-2 and satiety regulation following RYGB. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An exploratory prospective cohort study was made which enrolled 11 individuals who underwent RYGB and were followed-up for 12 months...
August 27, 2016: Obesity Surgery
Pingping Jiang, Andreas Vegge, Thomas Thymann, Jennifer Man-Fan Wan, Per Torp Sangild
BACKGROUND: Exogenous glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) stimulates intestinal adaptation after resection in animal models of pediatric short bowel syndrome (SBS). It is unknown whether the molecular mechanisms of such GLP-2 effects are similar to those of postresection spontaneous adaptation. Using preterm pigs as a model, we hypothesized that GLP-2 treatment would change the intestinal proteome within the first week after resection, relative to individuals not resected or resected without GLP-2 treatment...
August 8, 2016: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Josephine Ho, Raylene A Reimer, Manpreet Doulla, Carol Huang
BACKGROUND: The gut microbiome is increasingly recognized as a contributor to disease states. Patients with type 1 diabetes (DM1) have distinct gut microbiota in comparison to non-diabetic individuals, and it has been linked to changes in intestinal permeability, inflammation and insulin resistance. Prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrates that alter gut microbiota and could potentially improve glycemic control in children with DM1. This pilot study aims to determine the feasibility of a 12-week dietary intervention with prebiotics in children with DM1...
2016: Trials
Elda Leonor Pacheco-Pantoja, Jane P Dillon, Peter J M Wilson, William D Fraser, James A Gallagher
It is widely accepted that the c-Fos gene has a role in proliferation and differentiation of bone cells. ATP-induced c-Fos activation is relevant to bone homeostasis, because nucleotides that are present in the environment of bone cells can contribute to autocrine/paracrine signalling. Gut hormones have previously been shown to have an effect on bone metabolism. In this study, we used the osteoblastic Saos-2 cell line transfected with a c-Fos-driven reporter stimulated with five gut hormones: glucose inhibitory peptide (GIP), glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2), ghrelin and obestatin, in the presence or absence of ATP...
July 20, 2016: Purinergic Signalling
Bharati Kochar, Millie D Long, Edward Shelton, Lorraine Young, Francis A Farraye, Vijay Yajnik, Hans Herfarth
BACKGROUND: Teduglutide is a GLP-2 analogue indicated for treatment of adults with short bowel syndrome (SBS). Because of the rarity of SBS, real-world safety or efficacy data are not available in patients with Crohn's disease (CD) and SBS treated with teduglutide. AIM: To evaluate teduglutide's safety and efficacy in CD patients with SBS. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study at 3 tertiary centers in the United States between 2012 and 2014...
July 18, 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
E E Connor, C M Evock-Clover, E H Wall, R L Baldwin, M Santin-Duran, T H Elsasser, D M Bravo
Numerous endocrine cell subtypes exist within the intestinal mucosa and produce peptides contributing to the regulation of critical physiological processes including appetite, energy metabolism, gut function, and gut health. The mechanisms of action and the extent of the physiological effects of these enteric peptides are only beginning to be uncovered. One peptide in particular, glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) produced by enteroendocrine L cells, has been fairly well characterized in rodent and swine models in terms of its ability to improve nutrient absorption and healing of the gut after injury...
July 2016: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
Robert E Carroll, Enrico Benedetti, Joseph P Schowalter, Alan L Buchman
Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is defined as loss of bowel mass from surgical resection, congenital defects, or disease. Intestinal failure (IF) includes the subset of SBS unable to meet nutrition needs with enteral supplements and requires parenteral nutrition (PN). The parenteral treatment of SBS is now a half-century old. Recent pharmacologic treatment (GLP-2 analogues) has begun to make a significant impact in the care and ultimate management of these patients such that the possibility of reducing PN requirements in formerly PN-dependent patients is a now a real possibility...
July 2016: Current Gastroenterology Reports
Laura Gillard, Lore Billiauws, Bogdan Stan-Iuga, Lara Ribeiro-Parenti, Anne-Charlotte Jarry, Jean-Baptiste Cavin, Françoise Cluzeaud, Camille Mayeur, Muriel Thomas, Jean-Noël Freund, Jean-Marc Lacorte, Maude Le Gall, André Bado, Francisca Joly, Johanne Le Beyec
Short bowel syndrome (SBS) patients developing hyperphagia have a better outcome. Gastrointestinal endocrine adaptations help to improve intestinal functions and food behaviour. We investigated neuroendocrine adaptations in SBS patients and rat models with jejuno-ileal (IR-JI) or jejuno-colonic (IR-JC) anastomosis with and without parenteral nutrition. Circulating levels of ghrelin, PYY, GLP-1, and GLP-2 were determined in SBS rat models and patients. Levels of mRNA for proglucagon, PYY and for hypothalamic neuropeptides were quantified by qRT-PCR in SBS rat models...
2016: Scientific Reports
Hui Diao, Zengbing Gao, Bing Yu, Ping Zheng, Jun He, Jie Yu, Zhiqing Huang, Daiwen Chen, Xiangbing Mao
BACKGROUND: As a organic acid, benzoic acid has become one of the most important alternatives for antibiotics, and its beneficial effect on performance in animals has been proven for a decade. However, knowledge of the effects of benzoic acid on jejunal digestive physiology, especially the antioxidant capacity and mucosal glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) concentrations is lacking. METHODS: A total of 20 barrows [Duroc × (Yorkshire × Landrace)] with an average body weight (BW) of 18...
2016: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
Bradley R Smither, Hilary Y M Pang, Patricia L Brubaker
The intestinal hormone, glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2), stimulates growth, survival, and function of the intestinal epithelium through increased crypt cell proliferation, and a long-acting analog has recently been approved to enhance intestinal capacity in patients with short bowel syndrome. The goal of the present study was to determine whether GLP-2-induced crypt cell proliferation requires a full complement of B-cell lymphoma Moloney murine leukemia virus insertion region-1 homolog (Bmi-1), using the Bmi-1(eGFP/+) mouse model in comparison with age- and sex-matched Bmi-1(+/+) littermates...
July 2016: Endocrinology
J J Castro, S Y Morrison, A Hosseinni, J J Loor, J K Drackley, I R Ipharraguerre
Glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) is a peptide released by the lower gut that has potent trophic and restorative effects on the intestinal epithelium. Two experiments were conducted to assess the effects of feeding rate and either metabolizable or nonmetabolizable glucose supplementation on GLP-2 concentrations in plasma and intestinal development in Holstein calves. In the first experiment, 48 newborn calves were assigned to 12 treatments (n=4) corresponding to the factorial combination of 4 milk feeding amounts [1...
July 2016: Journal of Dairy Science
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