A novel pathway for regulation of glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) receptor expression in beta cells.

Francis C. Lynn, Stephen A. Thompson, J. Andrew Pospisilik, Jan A. Ehses, Simon A. Hinke, Nathalie Pamir, Christopher H.S. McIntosh, Raymond A. Pederson

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Glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) is secreted postprandially and acts in concert with glucose to stimulate insulin secretion from the pancreas. Here, we describe a novel pathway for the regulation of GIP receptor (GIPR) expression within clonal beta-cell lines, pancreatic islets, and in vivo. High (25 mM) glucose was able to significantly reduce GIPR mRNA levels in INS(832/13) cells after only 6 h. In contrast, palmitic acid (2 mM) and WY 14643 (100 microM) stimulated approximate doublings of GIPR expression in INS(832/13) cells under low (5.5 mM), but not high (25 mM), glucose conditions, suggesting that fat can regulate GIPR expression via PPARalpha in a glucose-dependent manner. Both MK-886, an antagonist of PPARalpha, and a dominant negative form of PPARalpha transfected into INS(832/13) cells caused a significant reduction in GIPR expression in low, but not high, glucose conditions. Finally, in hyperglycemic clamped rats, there was a 70% reduction in GIPR expression in the islets and a 71% reduction in GIP-stimulated insulin secretion from the perfused pancreas. Thus, evidence is presented that the GIPR is controlled at normoglycemia by the fatty acid load on the islet; however, when exposed to hyperglycemic conditions, the GIPR is down-regulated, which may contribute to the decreased responsiveness to GIP that is observed in type 2 diabetes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-93
Number of pages3
JournalThe FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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