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Peptides. 2004 Jul;25(7):1179-83.

Effects of centrally injected GLP-1 in various experimental models of gastric mucosal damage.

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Department of Physiology, Medical Faculty, Uludag University, 16059 Bursa, Turkey.


Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is accepted to be a peptide involved in the central regulation of gastrointestinal function, but its potential gastroprotective effect is not clear. The aim of this study was to investigate whether intracerebroventricularly injected GLP-1 has protective effects on gastric mucosal lesions induced by several models, and if yes, whether these effects are due to the gastric antisecretory effect of the peptide. GLP-1 which was injected in three different doses (1, 10, 100 ng/10 microl; i.c.v.) to conscious rats prevented the mucosal lesions induced by reserpine and ethanol, but did not prevent the gastric mucosal lesions induced by pyloric ligation. In addition, 1 ng/10 microl dose of centrally injected GLP-1 inhibited gastric acid secretion in pylorus-ligated rats. As a result, we conclude that intracerebroventricularly injected GLP-1 may play a role in the prevention of gastric mucosal lesions induced by certain experimental models and this gastroprotective effect may be independent from its antisecretory effect.

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