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Magainin-AM2 improves glucose homeostasis and beta cell function in high-fat fed mice.

Ojo, Opeolu, Srinivasan, DK, Owolabi, BO, Conlon, JM, Flatt, Peter and Abdel-Wahab, Yasser (2014) Magainin-AM2 improves glucose homeostasis and beta cell function in high-fat fed mice. Biochim Biophys Acta, 1850 (1). pp. 80-87. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1016/j.bbagen.2014.10.011


AbstractBACKGROUND: Magainin-AM2, a previously described amphibian host-defense peptide, stimulates insulin- and glucagon-like peptide-1-release in vitro. This study investigated anti-diabetic effects of the peptide in mice with diet-induced obesity and glucose intolerance.METHODS: Male National Institute of Health Swiss mice were maintained on a high-fat diet for 12-weeks prior to the daily treatment with magainin-AM2. Various indices of glucose tolerance were monitored together with insulin secretory responsiveness of islets at conclusion of study.RESULTS: Following twice daily treatment with magainin-AM2 for 15days, no significant difference in body weight and food intake was observed compared with saline-treated high fat control animals. However, non-fasting blood glucose was significantly (P<0.05) decreased while plasma insulin concentrations were significantly (P<0.05) increased. Oral and intraperitoneal glucose tolerance and insulin secretion following glucose administration via both routes were significantly (P<0.05) enhanced. The peptide significantly (P<0.001) improved insulin sensitivity as well as the beta cell responses of islets isolated from treated mice to a range of insulin secretagogues. Oxygen consumption, CO2 production, respiratory exchange ratio and energy expenditure were not significantly altered by sub-chronic administration of magainin-AM2 but a significant (P<0.05) reduction in fat deposition was observed.CONCLUSION: These results indicate that magainin-AM2 improves glucose tolerance, insulin sensitivity and islet beta cells secretory responsiveness in mice with obesity-diabetes.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Diabetes
ID Code:30706
Deposited By: Dr Nigel Irwin
Deposited On:16 Dec 2014 09:38
Last Modified:16 Dec 2014 09:38

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