Acta Physiologica 2009; Volume 196, Supplement 671
Scandinavian Physiological Society’s Annual Meeting
CONTROL OF GLUCAGON SECRETION BY GLP-1: EVIDENCE FOR INTRINSIC REGULATION
Abstract number: L19
1OCDEM, University of Oxford, Churchill Hospital, Oxford OX37LJ, UK. email@example.com
Glucagon secretion is inhibited by the incretin hormone GLP-1 but the mechanisms remain obscure. Evidence has been presented for paracrine regulation (e.g. via somatostatin released from neighbouring d-cells). This scenario would be consistent with the low expression of GLP-1 receptors in a-cells. In my talk I will present recent data suggesting that GLP-1 exerts a direct effect on glucagon secretion and that the inhibition can occur without any stimulation of insulin or somatostatin release. I will also demonstrate that the inhibitory effect GLP-1 is mimicked by the adenylate cyclase activator forskolin at concentrations as low as 1 nM. I will consider the signal transduction mechanisms involved and present a unifying hypothesis for the regulation of glucagon secretion by glucose and GLP-1.
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Acta Physiologica 2009; Volume 196, Supplement 671 :L19