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Active immunization against (Pro3)GIP improves metabolic status in high-fat-fed mice

Montgomery, I. A., Irwin, Nigel and Flatt, Peter (2010) Active immunization against (Pro3)GIP improves metabolic status in high-fat-fed mice. DIABETES OBESITY AND METABOLISM, 12 (9). pp. 744-751. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1463-1326.2010.01228.x


Methods: Normal male Swiss NIH mice were injected (s.c.) once every 14 days for 98 days with complexed (Pro3)GIP peptide, with transfer to a high-fat diet on day 21. Results: Active immunization against (Pro3)GIP resulted in circulating GIP antibody production and significantly (p < 0.05 p < 0.01) reduced circulating blood glucose concentrations compared to high-fat control mice from day 84 onwards. Glucose levels were not significantly different from lean controls. The glycaemic response to i.p. glucose was correspondingly improved (p < 0.01) in (Pro3)GIP-immunized mice. Furthermore, circulating and glucose-stimulated plasma insulin levels were significantly (p < 0.01 to p < 0.001) depressed compared to high-fat control mice. Liver triglyceride, pancreatic insulin and circulating LDL-cholesterol levels were also significantly reduced in (Pro3)GIP-immunized mice. These changes were independent of any effects on food intake or body weight. The glucose-lowering effect of native GIP was annulled in (Pro3)GIP-immunized mice consistent with the induction of biologically effective GIP-specific neutralizing antibodies. Conclusion: These results suggest that immunoneutralization of GIP represents an effective means of countering the disruption of metabolic processes induced by high-fat feeding.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Diabetes
ID Code:14810
Deposited By: Dr Nigel Irwin
Deposited On:21 Sep 2010 14:18
Last Modified:14 Mar 2013 11:18

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