Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, July 28th, 2003
According to published research from the United States, "Dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DP-IV), a member of the prolyl oligopeptidase family of peptidases, is involved in the metabolic inactivation of a glucose-dependent insulinotropic hormone, glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), and other incretin hormones. Here, we investigated the impact of DP-IV deficiency on body weight control and insulin sensitivity in mice. Whereas WT mice displayed accelerated weight gain and hyperinsulinemia when fed a high-fat diet (HFD), mice lacking the gene encoding DP-IV (DP-IV-/-) are refractory to the...
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