Interaction between epinephrine, prostaglandin E, and met-enkephalin in the regulation of insulin release in man

D. Giugliano, A. Ceriello, A. Quatraro, G. Paolisso, R. Varano, F. D'Onofrio

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Abstract

Prostaglandin E (PGE), epinephrine and met-enkephalin are three endogenous substances normally present in the endocrine pancreas which have been reported to inhibit glucose-induced insulin secretion in normal humans. To evaluate possible synergistic interactions between these inhibitory agents upon the regulation of insulin in man, we examined the effects of PGE, epinephrine and the long-acting met-enkephalin analogue FK 33-824, given alone or in combination, upon glucose-induced insulin secretion in normal man. The infusion of the three agents at doses known to affect insulin secretion (10 μg/min, 15 ng/kg/min, 0.5 mg im, respectively) produced the expected inhibitory effects upon insulin responses to an intravenous glucose challenge. The infusion of the three agents at doses which did not produce per se any significant change of insulin responses to glucose (5 μg/min, 5 ng/kg/min, 0.2 mg i.m., respectively), caused a significant inhibition of this response when given in combination. In particular, the acute insulin response to glucose decreased from a control value of 50 ± 9 μU/ml to a value of 21 ± 6 μU/ml (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-302
Number of pages8
JournalDiabete et Metabolisme
Volume11
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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    Giugliano, D., Ceriello, A., Quatraro, A., Paolisso, G., Varano, R., & D'Onofrio, F. (1985). Interaction between epinephrine, prostaglandin E, and met-enkephalin in the regulation of insulin release in man. Diabete et Metabolisme, 11(5), 295-302.