Gastric bypass surgery, but not caloric restriction, decreases dipeptidyl peptidase 4 activity in obese patients with type 2 diabetes.
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The mechanism by which incretins and their effect on insulin secretion increase markedly following gastric bypass surgery (GBP) is not fully elucidated. We hypothesized that a decrease in the activity of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4), the enzyme which inactivates incretins, may explain the rise in incretin levels post-GBP. Fasting plasma DPP-4 activity was measured after 10 kg equivalent weight loss by GBP (n=16) or by caloric restriction (CR, n=14) in obese patients with type 2 diabetes. DPP-4 activity decreased after GBP by 11.6% (p=0.01), but not after CR. The increased peak GLP-1 and GIP response to oral glucose after GBP did not correlate with DPP-4 activity. The decrease in fasting plasma DPP-4 activity after GBP occurred by a mechanism independent of weight loss and did not relate to change in incretins concentrations. Whether the change in DPP-4 activity contributes to improved diabetes control after GBP remains therefore to be determined.
|Research areas and keywords||
Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Journal||Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|