Gault, Victor, O'Harte, Finbarr and Flatt, Peter (2003) Glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP): anti-diabetic and anti-obesity potential? NEUROPEPTIDES, 37 (5). pp. 253-263. [Journal article]
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Glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP or gastric inhibitory polypeptide) is a gastrointestinal hormone, which modulates physiological insulin secretion. Due to its insulinotropic activity, there has been a considerable increase of interest in utilising the hormone as a potential therapy for type 2 diabetes. One of the difficulties in attempting to harness the insulinotropic activity of GIP into an effective therapeutic agent is its short biological half-life in the circulation. However, recent years have witnessed the development of a substantial number of designer enzyme-resistant `super GIP' molecules with potent insulinotropic and anti-diabetic properties. In addition, observations in transgenic GIP receptor deficient mice indicate that GIP directly links overnutrition to obesity, therein playing a crucial role in the development of obesity and related metabolic disorders. The present review aims to highlight the rapidly emerging potential therapeutic applications of GIP, and especially, enzyme-resistant GIP analogues. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Life and Health Sciences|
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Biomedical Sciences Research Institute|
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Diabetes
|Deposited By:||Professor Peter Flatt|
|Deposited On:||14 Jan 2010 15:45|
|Last Modified:||11 Jun 2010 10:42|
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