Irwin, Nigel, Frizzelle, P, O'Harte, Finbarr and Flatt, Peter (2013) Metabolic effects of activation of CCK receptor signaling pathways by twice daily administration of the enzyme resistant CCK-8 analogue, (pGlu-Gln)-CCK-8, in normal mice. Journal of Endocrinology, 216 (1). pp. 53-59. [Journal article]
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Cholecystokinin (CCK) is a hormone that has important physiological effects on energy balance. This study has utilized a stable CCK1 receptor agonist, (pGlu-Gln)-CCK-8, to evaluate the metabolic effects of prolonged administration in normal mice. Twice daily injection of (pGlu-Gln)-CCK-8 for 28 days resulted in significantly lowered body weights (P<0.05) on days 24 and 28 which was associated with decreased accumulated calorie intake (P<0.01) from day 12 onwards. Non-fasting plasma glucose was significantly reduced (P<0.05) on day 28, whilst plasma insulin concentrations were increased (P<0.05). After 28 days, glucose tolerance and glucose-mediated insulin secretion was not significantly different in (pGlu-Gln)-CCK-8 treated mice. However, following a 15 min refeeding period in 18 h fasted mice, glucose levels were significantly (P<0.05) decreased by (pGlu-Gln)-CCK-8 despite similar food intake and nutrient-induced insulin levels. Insulin sensitivity in (pGlu-Gln)-CCK-8 treated mice was significantly (P<0.01) improved compared with controls. Accumulation of triacylglycerol in liver was reduced (P<0.01) but there were no differences in circulating cholesterol and triacylglycerol concentrations, as well as triacylglycerol content of pancreatic, muscle and adipose tissue in (pGlu-Gln)-CCK-8 mice. These data highlight the beneficial metabolic effects of prolonged (pGlu-Gln)-CCK-8 administration and confirm lack of detrimental effects.
|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
|Deposited By:||Dr Nigel Irwin|
|Deposited On:||16 Nov 2012 11:21|
|Last Modified:||31 Jan 2013 15:33|
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