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Active immunisation against gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIP) improves blood glucose control in an animal model of obesity-diabetes

Irwin, Nigel, McClean, Paula, Patterson, Steven, Hunter, Kerry and Flatt, Peter (2009) Active immunisation against gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIP) improves blood glucose control in an animal model of obesity-diabetes. BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 390 (1). pp. 75-80. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1515/BC.2009.002


Recent research suggests that long-term ablation of gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIP) receptor signalling can reverse or prevent many of the metabolic abnormalities associated with dietary and genetically induced obesity-diabetes. The present study was designed to assess the sub-chronic effects of passive or active immunisation against GIP in ob/ob mice. Initial acute administration of GIP antibody together with oral glucose in ob/ob mice significantly increased the glycaemic excursion compared to controls (p<0.05). This was associated with a significant reduction (p<0.05) in the overall glucosemediated insulin response. However, sub-chronic passive GIP immunisation was not associated with any changes in body weight, food intake or metabolic control. In contrast, active immunisation against GIP for 56 days in young ob/ob mice resulted in significantly (p<0.05) reduced circulating plasma glucose concentrations on day 56 compared to controls. There was a tendency for decreased circulating insulin in GIP immunised mice. The glycaemic response to intraperitoneal glucose was correspondingly improved (p<0.05) in mice immunised against GIP. Glucose-stimulated insulin levels were not significantly different from controls. Furthermore, insulin sensitivity was similar in mice immunised against GIP and respective controls. Overall, the results reveal that active, as opposed to passive, immunisation against GIP improves blood glucose control ob/ob mice.

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 > Stratified Medicine
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Diabetes
ID Code:2906
Deposited By: Professor Peter Flatt
Deposited On:17 Dec 2009 09:41
Last Modified:15 Oct 2013 15:35

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