The effect of intravenous infusion of islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP/amylin) and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) on blood glucose and plasma insulin in the basal and glucose-stimulated state was investigated in the anaesthetized rat. Both peptides had no effect on basal blood glucose or plasma insulin but following an intravenous bolus of glucose, CGRP-treated rats were hyperglycaemic and hyperinsulinaemic compared with control animals which were similar to IAPP-treated rats. IAPP had...Expand abstract
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The effect of islet amyloid polypeptide (amylin) and calcitonin gene-related peptide on glucose removal in the anaesthetized rat and on insulin secretion from rat pancreatic islets in vitro.
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