We investigated the effect of central and peripheral glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) on crop emptying in growing chicks. Intracerebroventricular injection of two concentrations of GLP-1 (15 and 60 pmol) similarly suppressed crop emptying, compared with control chicks. The delay in crop emptying induced by GLP-1 (15 pmol) was partly attenuated by co-administration with exendin (5-39) (600 pmol), a GLP-1 receptor antagonist, although exendin (5-39) alone did not affect crop emptying. On the other hand, intraperitoneal administration of several doses of GLP-1 (120, 300 and 3000 pmol) did not alter crop emptying. The present study revealed that central, but not peripheral, GLP-1 inhibits crop emptying in chicks.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - A Molecular and Integrative Physiology|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1 2003|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology