GLP-1 secretion by L cells is dependent on the presence of nutrients in the lumen of the small intestine. The secretagogues (agents that causes or stimulates secretion) of this hormone include major nutrients like carbohydrate, proteinand lipid. Once in the circulation, GLP-1 has a half life of less than 2 minutes, due to rapid degradation by the enzyme dipeptidyl peptidase-4.
GLP-1 possesses several physiological properties that make it a subject of intensive investigation as a potential treatment of diabetes mellitus. The known physiological functions of GLP-1 include: Increases insulin secretion from the pancreas in a glucose-dependent manner, decreases glucagon secretion from the pancreas, increases beta cells mass and insulin gene expression, inhibits acid secretion and gastric emptying in the stomach, decreases food intake by increasing satiety.
The GLP-1 is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized Glucagon Like Peptide-1 in sterile H2O at 0.5mg/ml, which can then be further diluted to other aqueous solutions.
Please prevent freeze-thaw cycles.
Title: Synthetic (+)?antroquinonol exhibits dual actions against insulin resistance by triggering AMP kinase and inhibiting dipeptidyl peptidase IV activities
Publications: British journal of pharmacology 172.1 (2015): 38-49.
Link: GLP 1 prospec publication