GIP receptor antagonism reverses obesity, insulin resistance, and associated metabolic disturbances induced in mice by prolonged consumption of high-fat diet

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Paula L McClean, Nigel Irwin, Roslyn S Cassidy, Jens Juul Holst, Victor A Gault, Peter R Flatt

The gut hormone gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIP) plays a key role in glucose homeostasis and lipid metabolism. This study investigated the effects of administration of a stable and specific GIP receptor antagonist, (Pro(3))GIP, in mice previously fed a high-fat diet for 160 days to induce obesity and related diabetes. Daily intraperitoneal injection of (Pro(3))GIP over 50 days significantly decreased body weight compared with saline-treated controls, with a modest increase in locomotor activity but no change of high-fat diet intake. Plasma glucose, glycated hemoglobin, and pancreatic insulin were restored to levels of chow-fed mice, and circulating triglyceride and cholesterol were significantly decreased. (Pro(3))GIP treatment also significantly decreased circulating glucagon and corticosterone, but concentrations of GLP-1, GIP, resistin, and adiponectin were unchanged. Adipose tissue mass, adipocyte hypertrophy, and deposition of triglyceride in liver and muscle were significantly decreased. These changes were accompanied by significant improvement of insulin sensitivity, meal tolerance, and normalization of glucose tolerance in (Pro(3))GIP-treated high-fat-fed mice. (Pro(3))GIP concentrations peaked rapidly and remained elevated 24 h after injection. These data indicate that GIP receptor antagonism using (Pro(3))GIP provides an effective means of countering obesity and related diabetes induced by consumption of a high-fat, energy-rich diet.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)E1746-55
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007

    Research areas

  • Adipokines, Adipose Tissue, Animals, Anti-Obesity Agents, Blood Glucose, Body Weight, Corticosterone, Dietary Fats, Eating, Gastric Inhibitory Polypeptide, Glucagon, Glucagon-Like Peptide 1, Glucose Intolerance, Incretins, Insulin, Insulin Resistance, Lipids, Liver, Male, Mice, Motor Activity, Muscle, Skeletal, Obesity, Pancreas, Receptors, Gastrointestinal Hormone

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