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FEBS Lett. 1990 Mar 12;262(1):139-41.

Characterization of high-affinity receptors for truncated glucagon-like peptide-1 in rat gastric glands.

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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Ciudad Universitaria, Spain.


The truncated form of glucagon-like peptide-1 (TGLP-1, or proglucagon 78-108), secreted by the mammalian intestine, has potent pharmacological activities, stimulating insulin release and inhibiting gastric acid secretion. We have characterized high-affinity receptors for this peptide in rat isolated fundic glands. Scatchard analysis of binding studies using mono-125I-TGLP-1(7-36) amide as tracer showed a single class of binding site of Kd (4.4 +/- (SE) .08) x 10(-10) M, with a tissue concentration of 1.0 +/- 0.1 fmol sites/microgram DNA. Whole GLP-1 was approximately 700 times less potent in displacing tracer, while human GLP-2 and pancreatic glucagon produced no significant displacement at concentrations up to 10(-6) M. The data support a physiological role for TGLP-1 in the regulation of gastric acid secretion.

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