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Sung Su Kim  (Kim SS) 1 Article
Increased Plasma Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV Activities in ob/ob Mice.
Sang Dal Rhee, Young Sil Lee, Hye Sung Lee, Won Hoon Jung, Hyae Gyeong Cheon, Jin Hee Ahn, Sung Su Kim, Sang Gi Paik, Sung Don Yang
Korean Diabetes J. 2005;29(1):22-29.   Published online January 1, 2005
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BACKGROUND
Dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP IV/CD26), a multi-functional glycoprotein, cleaves and inactivates major insulinotropic hormones, such as glucagon-like protein (GLP)-1 and glucose dependent insulinotrophic polypeptide (GIP). METHODS: The plasma DPP IV activities in ob/ob mice were measured at 4, 8 and 13 weeks of age and the correlation between the plasma glucose concentration and DPP IV activity analyzed at 7~9 weeks of age. The glucose lowering effects of P32/98, a DPP IV inhibitor, was assessed with the oral glucose tolerance test. RESULTS: The plasma DPP IV activities in ob/ob mice were higher than those in lean mice. The plasma DPP IV activity was correlated with the plasma glucose concentration both in male and female ob/ob mice. The glucose lowering effect of DPP IV inhibitor was more prominent in ob/ob than in lean mice. CONCLUSION: The plasma DPP IV activities in ob/ob mice were higher than in lean control mice, which may contribute to the higher glucose lowering effect of the DPP IV inhibitor in ob/ob mice

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