Metabolic stability, receptor binding, cAMP generation, insulin secretion and antihyperglycaemic activity of novel N-terminal Glu(9)-substituted analogues of glucagon-like peptide-1

BD Green, Victor Gault, Nigel Irwin, MH Mooney, CJ Bailey, P Harriott, B Greer, Peter Flatt, Finbarr O'Harte

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Glucagonlike peptide-1(7 36)amide (GLP-1) is an incretin hormone with therapeutic potential for type 2 diabetes. Rapid removal of the Nterminal dipeptide, His7-Ala8, by the ubiquitous enzyme dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP IV) curtails the biological activity of GLP-1. Chemical modifications or substitutions of GLP-1 at His7 or Ala8 improve resistance to DPPIV action, but this often reduces potency. Little attention has focused on the metabolic stability and functional activity of GLP-1 analogues with amino acid substitution at Glu9, adjacent to the DPP IV cleavage site. We generated three novel Glu9-substituted GLP-1 analogues, (Pro9)GLP-1, (Phe9)GLP-1 and (Tyr9)GLP-1 and show for the first time that Glu9 of GLP-1 is important in DPP IV degradation, since replacing this amino acid, particularly with proline, substantially reduced susceptibility to degradation. All three novel GLP-1 analogues showed similar or slightly enhanced insulinotropic activity compared with native GLP-1 despite a moderate 4 10-fold reduction in receptor binding and cAMP generation. In addition, (Pro9)GLP 1 showed significant ability to moderate the plasma glucose excursion and increase circulating insulin concentrations in severely insulin resistant obese diabetic (ob/ob) mice. These observations indicate the importance of Glu9 for the biological activity of GLP-1 and susceptibility to DPP IVmediated degradation.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1543-1551
JournalBiological Chemistry
Volume384
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003

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Cyclic AMP Receptors
Glucagon-Like Peptide 1
Hypoglycemic Agents
Insulin
Dipeptidyl Peptidase 4
Incretins
Dipeptides
Amino Acid Substitution
Proline
Amides

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