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J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Jul;93(7):2523-30. doi: 10.1210/jc.2007-1212. Epub 2008 May 6.

Salicylates increase insulin secretion in healthy obese subjects.

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Section of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Nutrition, Institut d'Investigació Biomédica de Girona, Avinguda de França s/n, Girona, Spain. uden.jmfernandezreal@htrueta.scs.es

Abstract

CONTEXT:

Conflicting results on the effects of salicylates on glucose tolerance in subjects with normal glucose tolerance or type 2 diabetes have been reported.

OBJECTIVE:

The objective of the study was to investigate the effects of a salicylate derivative (triflusal) on insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion.

DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS:

This was a double-blind, randomized, crossover study with three treatment periods corresponding to two dose levels of triflusal and placebo in healthy obese subjects.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

Insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion, evaluated through frequently sampled iv glucose tolerance test that was performed after each treatment period, were measured. Insulin secretion was also evaluated in vitro in mice and human islets of Langerhans.

RESULTS:

The administration of triflusal led to decreased fasting serum glucose concentration in the study subjects. Insulin sensitivity did not significantly change after each treatment period. Insulin secretion, however, significantly increased in a dose-dependent fashion after each triflusal treatment period. The administration of 800 mum of the main triflusal metabolite to whole mice islets of Langerhans led to a sustained increase in intracellular calcium concentration level. This was followed by a significantly increase in insulin secretion. In human islets, 200 mum of 2-hydroxy-4-trifluoromethylbenzoic acid was sufficient to increase insulin release.

CONCLUSIONS:

The administration of a salicylate compound led to lowering of serum glucose concentration. We suggest that this effect was mediated through increased insulin secretion induced by salicylate directly on the beta-cell.

PMID:
18460568
DOI:
10.1210/jc.2007-1212
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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