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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: INGAP-related pentadecapeptide: Its modulatory effect upon insulin secretion
Author: Borelli, MI
Stoppiglia, LF
Rezende, LF
Flores, LE
Del Zotto, H
Boschero, AC
Gagliardino, JJ
Abstract: We examined the effects of a pentadecapeptide having the 104-118 aminoacid sequence of islet neogenesis-associated protein (INGAP-PP) on insulin secretion, and the morphological characteristics of adult and neonatal pancreatic rat islets cultured in RPMI and 10 mM glucose for 4 days, with or without different INGAP-PP concentrations (0.1 - 100 mu g/ml). A scrambled 15 aminoacid peptide was used as control for the specificity of INGAP-PP effect. Cultured neonatal and adult islets released insulin in response to glucose (2.8-16.7 mM) in a dose-dependent manner, and to leucine and arginine (10 mM). In all cases, the response was greater in adult islets. INGAP-PP added to the culture medium significantly enhanced glucose- and aminoacid-induced insulin release in both adult and newborn rats; however, no changes were observed with the scrambled peptide. Similar results were obtained incubating freshly isolated adult rat islets with INGAP-PP. Whereas INGAP-PP did not induce significant changes in islet survival rate or proportion/number of islet cells, it increased significantly p-cell size. This first demonstration of the enhancing effect of INGAP-PP on the beta-cell secretory response of adult and newborn islets opens a new avenue to study its production mechanism and potential use to increase the secretory capacity of endogenous islets in intact animals or of islets preserved for future transplants. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V All rights reserved.
Subject: islets
islet culture
INGAP-PP
islet growth factor
insulin release
Country: Holanda
Editor: Elsevier Science Bv
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.regpep.2005.07.003
Date Issue: 2005
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