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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629388/the-albumin-exendin-4-recombinant-protein-e2hsa-improves-glycemic-control-and-%C3%AE-cell-function-in-spontaneous-diabetic-kkay-mice
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Caina Li, Shaocong Hou, Shuainan Liu, Yi Huan, Sujuan Sun, Quan Liu, Zhufang Shen
BACKGROUND: E2HSA is a genetic fusion protein that consists of two tandem exendin-4 molecules that are covalently bonded to recombinant human serum albumin via a peptide linker. Previous studies have demonstrated that E2HSA significantly decreased blood glucose levels, improved β-cell function and promoted β-cell proliferation in diabetic db/dB mice. This study aimed to evaluate the benefits of E2HSA on glucose and lipid metabolism in a spontaneous diabetes animal model, KKAy mice. METHODS: E2HSA was acutely administered at doses of 1, 3 and 9 mg/kg by subcutaneous injection in diabetic KKAy mice with exendin-4 (2 μg/kg) as a positive reference, and then the non-fasting blood glucose and food intake levels were dynamically monitored...
June 19, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626167/a-human-glucagon-like-peptide-1-albumin-recombinant-protein-with-prolonged-hypoglycemic-effect-provides-efficient-and-beneficial-control-of-glucose-metabolism-in-diabetic-mice
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Caina Li, Miaomiao Yang, Guojiang Hou, Shuainan Liu, Yi Huan, Dongan Yu, Sujuan Sun, Quan Liu, Shousheng Yan, Zhufang Shen
GW002 is a recombinant protein engineered by fusing the C-terminal region of human glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) to the N-terminal region of human serum albumin (HSA) with a peptide linker. This study aims to evaluate its anti-diabetic effects both in vitro and vivo. The GLP-1 receptor-dependent luciferase reporter plasmid was transiently transfected in NIT-1 cells to calculate the half-maximal concentration (EC50) for GLP-1 receptor activation, and normal ICR mice and diabetic KKAy mice were acutely injected with GW002 (1, 3 and 9 mg/kg) subcutaneously to evaluate the hypoglycemic action, while the diabetic KKAy and db/db mice were treated with GW002 once daily for 7 weeks to evaluate the effects on glucose metabolism...
June 17, 2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624122/glucagon-like-peptide-1-and-insulin-synergistically-activate-vagal-afferent-neurons
#3
Yusaku Iwasaki, Chayon Goswami, Toshihiko Yada
Intestinal glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and pancreatic insulin, released postprandially, commonly regulate glucose metabolism. Recent clinical experience indicates that the GLP-1R agonist and insulin in combination, compared to insulin alone, results in better glycemic and weight controls in type 2 diabetic patients. These observations suggest possible interactive effect of these hormones. These hormones, in addition to peripherally controlling glycemia, exert central regulation of food intake and glucose metabolism, the effect at least partly mediated by signaling to the brain via the vagal afferents...
May 25, 2017: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623327/exendin-4-attenuates-blast-traumatic-brain-injury-induced-cognitive-impairments-losses-of-synaptophysin-and-in-vitro-tbi-induced-hippocampal-cellular-degeneration
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Lital Rachmany, David Tweedie, Vardit Rubovitch, Yazhou Li, Harold W Holloway, Dong Seok Kim, Whitney A Ratliff, Jessica N Saykally, Bruce A Citron, Barry J Hoffer, Nigel H Greig, Chaim G Pick
Mild blast traumatic brain injury (B-TBI) induced lasting cognitive impairments in novel object recognition and less severe deficits in Y-maze behaviors. B-TBI significantly reduced the levels of synaptophysin (SYP) protein staining in cortical (CTX) and hippocampal (HIPP) tissues. Treatment with exendin-4 (Ex-4) delivered by subcutaneous micro-osmotic pumps 48 hours prior to or 2 hours immediately after B-TBI prevented the induction of both cognitive deficits and B-TBI induced changes in SYP staining. The effects of a series of biaxial stretch injuries (BSI) on a neuronal derived cell line, HT22 cells, were assessed in an in vitro model of TBI...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609478/purification-of-family-b-g-protein-coupled-receptors-using-nanodiscs-application-to-human-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor
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Yingying Cai, Yuting Liu, Kelly J Culhane, Brian T DeVree, Yang Yang, Roger K Sunahara, Elsa C Y Yan
Family B G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) play vital roles in hormone-regulated homeostasis. They are drug targets for metabolic diseases, including type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis. Despite their importance, the signaling mechanisms for family B GPCRs at the molecular level remain largely unexplored due to the challenges in purification of functional receptors in sufficient amount for biophysical characterization. Here, we purified the family B GPCR human glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor (GLP1R), whose agonists, e...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600038/potential-differentiation-of-islet-like-cells-from-pregnant-cow-derived-placental-stem-cells
#6
Shao-Yu Peng, Chien-Wen Chou, Yu-Hsuan Kuo, Perng-Chih Shen, S W Steven Shaw
OBJECTIVE: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that destroys islet cells and results in insufficient insulin secretion by pancreatic β-cells. Islet transplantation from donors is an approach used for treating patients with diabetes; however, this therapy is difficult to implement because of the lack of donors. Nevertheless, several stem cells have the potential to differentiate from islet-like cells and enable insulin secretion for treating diabetes in animal models. For example, placenta is considered a waste material and can be harvested noninvasively during delivery without ethical or moral concerns...
June 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597972/a-novel-interacting-protein-serp1-regulates-the-n-linked-glycosylation-and-function-of-glp-1-receptor-in-the-liver
#7
Yuanyuan Xiao, Junfeng Han, Qianqian Wang, Yueqin Mao, Meilin Wei, Weiping Jia, Li Wei
Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) exerts multiple effects on metabolism through its receptor, GLP-1R, in the liver. Activation and transduction of GLP-1R require complex interactions of largely unknown accessory proteins, and these processes are crucial to the response to endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. Using the membrane-based split ubiquitin yeast two-hybrid system (MYTH) and a human liver cDNA library, we obtained the human GLP-1R interactome and identified SERP1 as a potential interacting protein based on its ability to stabilize membrane proteins and facilitate N-linked glycosylation...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589533/effects-of-exendin-4-and-selenium-on-the-expression-of-glp-1r-irs-1-and-preproinsulin-in-the-pancreas-of-diabetic-rats
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Ghinwa Barakat, Mohamed E Moustafa, Ibrahim Khalifeh, Mohammad H Hodroj, Anwar Bikhazi, Sandra Rizk
The mechanisms by which exendin-4 and selenium exert their antidiabetic actions are still unclear. Here, we investigated the effects of exendin-4 or selenium administration on the expression of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R), insulin receptor substrate-1 (IRS-1), and preproinsulin in the pancreas of diabetic rats. Diabetes was induced by streptozotocin administration. Diabetic rats were injected intraperitoneally with 0.03 μg exendin-4/kg body weight/daily or treated with 5 ppm selenium in drinking water for a period of 4 weeks...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580281/glucagon-like-peptide-2-promotes-gallbladder-refilling-via-a-tgr5-independent-glp-2r-dependent-pathway
#9
Bernardo Yusta, Dianne Matthews, Grace B Flock, John R Ussher, Brigitte Lavoie, Gary M Mawe, Daniel J Drucker
OBJECTIVE: Glucagon-like peptides (GLPs) are secreted from enteroendocrine cells in response to nutrients and bile acids and control metabolism via actions on structurally-related yet distinct G protein coupled receptors. GLP-1 regulates gut motility, appetite, islet function, and glucose homeostasis, whereas GLP-2 enhances intestinal nutrient absorption. GLP-1R agonists are used to treat diabetes and obesity, and a GLP-2R agonist is approved to treat short bowel syndrome. Unexpectedly, reports of gallbladder disease have been associated with the use of both GLP-1R and GLP-2R agonists and after bariatric surgery, although the mechanisms remain unknown...
June 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579479/anti-obesogenic-and-hypolipidemic-effects-of-a-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonist-derived-from-the-saliva-of-the-gila-monster
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Patricia Lucio Alves, Fernando Mauricio Francis Abdalla, Rafaela Fadoni Alponti, Paulo Flavio Silveira
INTRODUCTION: Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor (R) agonists are a class of incretin mimetic drugs that have been used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus and also considered strong candidates for the treatment of obesity. The original prototypical drug in this class is the exenatide, a synthetic peptide with the same structure as the native molecule, exendin-4, found in the saliva of the Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum suspectum lizard). OBJECTIVES: To identify and compare the anti-obesogenic, antidyslipidemic and antidiabetogenic effects of agonism in GLP-1R by exenatide on two distinct models of obesity: induced by hypothalamic injury (MSG) or high-calorie diet (DIO)...
June 1, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573460/brain-glp-1-igf-1-signaling-and-autophagy-mediate-exendin-4-protection-against-apoptosis-in-type-2-diabetic-rats
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Emanuel Candeias, Inês Sebastião, Susana Cardoso, Cristina Carvalho, Maria Sancha Santos, Catarina Resende Oliveira, Paula I Moreira, Ana I Duarte
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a modern socioeconomic burden, mostly due to its long-term complications affecting nearly all tissues. One of them is the brain, whose dysfunctional intracellular quality control mechanisms (namely autophagy) may upregulate apoptosis, leading to cognitive dysfunction and Alzheimer disease (AD). Since impaired brain insulin signaling may constitute the crosslink between T2D and AD, its restoration may be potentially therapeutic herein. Accordingly, the insulinotropic anti-T2D drugs from glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) mimetics, namely, exendin-4 (Ex-4), could be a promising therapy...
June 2, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572610/glp-1-receptor-signalling-promotes-%C3%AE-cell-glucose-metabolism-via-mtor-dependent-hif-1%C3%AE-activation
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Rodrigo Carlessi, Younan Chen, Jordan Rowlands, Vinicius F Cruzat, Kevin N Keane, Lauren Egan, Cyril Mamotte, Rebecca Stokes, Jenny E Gunton, Paulo Ivo Homem de Bittencourt, Philip Newsholme
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) promotes insulin secretion from pancreatic β-cells in a glucose dependent manner. Several pathways mediate this action by rapid, kinase phosphorylation-dependent, but gene expression-independent mechanisms. Since GLP-1-induced insulin secretion requires glucose metabolism, we aimed to address the hypothesis that GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R) signalling can modulate glucose uptake and utilization in β-cells. We have assessed various metabolic parameters after short and long exposure of clonal BRIN-BD11 β-cells and rodent islets to the GLP-1R agonist Exendin-4 (50 nM)...
June 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554726/microbial-expression-of-exendin-4-analog-and-its-efficacy-in-mice-model
#13
Bhargav Prasad Kodaganti, Pavithra Mukunda, Pravinkumar Dakshinamurthy, Yogendra Manjunath, Bharath Ravindra Shenoy, Veeresha Kamanagowda, Bairavabalakumar Natarajan, Amol Maliwalave, Divya Unnikrishnan, Sathyabalan Murugesan, Vivek Halan, Maloy Ghosh, Sunit Maity
Exendin-4 is a GLP 1 agonist incretin-mimetic peptide hormone comprising 39 amino acids. Exenatide (Byetta(®)) is a chemically synthesized version of Exendin-4 with an additional C-terminal amidation. Exenatide acts as a GLP-1 receptor agonist. This paper illustrates the method adopted for cloning, fermentation and purification of recombinant Exendin-4 analog expressed in Escherichia coli. The biologically expressed analog was extensively characterized using different orthogonal methods to confirm their biological activity and physicochemical properties...
May 26, 2017: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542139/regulator-of-g-protein-signaling-2-is-a-key-regulator-of-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-mass-and-function
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H Dong, Y Zhang, J Wang, D S Kim, H Wu, B Sjögren, W Gao, L Luttrell, H Wang
Pancreatic β-cell death and dysfunction contributes to the pathogenesis of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. We aimed to examine whether the regulator of G protein signaling protein 2 (RGS2), a multifunctional inhibitor of G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) signaling, impacts β-cell death and function. Metabolic phenotypes, β-cell secretory function, and glucose and insulin tolerance were measured in RGS2 knockout (RGS2(-/-)) mice and their wild-type (RGS2(+/+)) littermate controls. β-Cell death was evaluated in RGS2-knockdown and -overexpressing β cells and RGS2(-/-) islets by flow cytometry, western blot, ELISA, TUNEL staining, and apoptosis RT(2) profiler PCR array analysis...
May 25, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532226/novel-biological-therapies-for-the-treatment-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers
#15
Jennifer Adeghate, Syed Nurulain, Kornélia Tekes, Erzsébet Fehér, Huba Kalász, Ernest Adeghate
The number of people with diabetes mellitus (DM) is estimated to exceed 640 million by the year 2040. Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is a debilitating illness that affects more than 2% of DM patients. DFU is caused by DM-induced neural and vascular lesions leading to a reduced sensation and microcirculation. The increase in the prevalence of DFU has prompted researchers to find new therapies for the management of DFU. Areas covered: This review presents the current status of novel biological therapies used in the treatment of DFU...
June 1, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526921/glp-1-signalling-compensates-for-impaired-insulin-signalling-in-regulating-beta-cell-proliferation-in-%C3%AE-irko-mice
#16
Dan Kawamori, Jun Shirakawa, Chong Wee Liew, Jiang Hu, Tomoaki Morioka, Alokesh Duttaroy, Bryan Burkey, Rohit N Kulkarni
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: We aimed to investigate potential interactions between insulin and glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 signalling pathways in the regulation of beta cell-cycle dynamics in vivo, in the context of the therapeutic potential of GLP-1 to modulate impaired beta cell function. METHODS: Beta cell-specific insulin receptor knockout (βIRKO) mice, which exhibit beta cell dysfunction and an age-dependent decrease in beta cell mass, were treated with the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor vildagliptin...
May 20, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513427/population-pharmacokinetics-of-lyophilized-recombinant-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonist-recombinant-exendin-4-re-4-in-chinese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus%C3%A2
#17
Yan-Nan Zang, Min-Jie Zhang, Yi-Tong Wang, Chen Wang, Qian Wang, Qing-Shan Zheng, Li-Nong Ji, Wei Guo, Yi Fang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the population pharmacokinetics of lyophilized recombinant glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (rE-4) in Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) for plasma concentration estimation and individualized treatment. METHODS: Twelve patients with T2DM were enrolled to receive subcutaneous injections of rE-4 at 5 µg twice daily for 84 days. Administration dosage was adjusted from 5 µg to 10 µg twice daily at day 29 in case of glycated albumin (GA) ≥ 17%...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496193/exendin-4-exhibits-enhanced-anti-tumor-effects-in-diabetic-mice
#18
Lan He, Priscilla T Y Law, Chun Kwok Wong, Juliana C N Chan, Paul K S Chan
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with increased risk of cancers. In this connection, we previously demonstrated the promoting effect of diabetes on HPV-associated carcinogenesis using a xenograft model in db/db diabetic mice. The underlying mechanism of this observation might be partly contributed by dysregulated immune response in diabetes. In this study, we hypothesized that the impaired anti-tumor immune response in diabetic status could be modulated by exendin-4, a glucagon-like protein receptor agonist which exhibits anti-diabetic effects...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464602/attenuation-of-high-glucose-induced-rat-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis-by-exendin-4-via-intervention-of-ho-1-nrf-2-and-the-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
#19
Shu-Mei Zhao, Hong-Li Gao, Yong-Liang Wang, Qing Xu, Chun-Yan Guo
Exendin-4, a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, demonstrated cytoprotective actions beyond glycemic control in recent studies. The aims of the present study were to investigate the effects of exendin-4 on high glucose (HG)-induced cardiomyocyte apoptosis and the possible mechanisms. Rat cardiomyocytes were divided into 3 groups: normal glucose group (NG group), HG group and HG +exendin-4 group (HG+Ex Group). Cardiomyocyte apoptosis was evaluated by double-staining with annexin V-fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)/propidium iodide (PI) and flow cytometry...
April 30, 2017: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461341/pglp-1-a-novel-long-acting-dual-function-glp-1-analog-ameliorates-streptozotocin-induced-hyperglycemia-and-inhibits-body-weight-loss
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Huashan Gao, Qian Zhao, Ziwei Song, Zhaocong Yang, You Wu, Shanshan Tang, Murad Alahdal, Yanfeng Zhang, Liang Jin
It is well known that glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) has antidiabetic action. It has 2 distinct functions, an insulinotropic effect dependent on GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R) and an insulinomimetic effect independent of GLP-1R. However, use of GLP-1 in vivo is limited by its short half-life. Therefore, our lab designed PGLP-1, a novel 2-function candidate peptide as a potential substitute. Using a streptozotocin-induced hyperglycemic mouse model, we demonstrated in vitro and in vivo that PGLP-1 had insulinotropic actions dependent on GLP-1R and insulinomimetic functions independent of GLP-1R...
May 1, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
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