Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00125-011-2119-3
Title: Synaptotagmin-7 as a positive regulator of glucose-induced glucagon-like peptide-1 secretion in mice
Authors: Gustavsson, N.
Wang, Y. 
Kang, Y.
Seah, T.
Chua, S.
Radda, G.K.
Han, W.
Keywords: Calcium sensor
Diabetes
Exocytosis
GLP-1
Glycaemia
Knockout mice
Issue Date: Jul-2011
Citation: Gustavsson, N., Wang, Y., Kang, Y., Seah, T., Chua, S., Radda, G.K., Han, W. (2011-07). Synaptotagmin-7 as a positive regulator of glucose-induced glucagon-like peptide-1 secretion in mice. Diabetologia 54 (7) : 1824-1830. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00125-011-2119-3
Abstract: Aims/hypothesis: Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), a hormone with potent antihyperglycaemic effects, is produced and secreted from highly specialised gut endocrine L-cells. It regulates glucose homeostasis by promoting glucose-dependent insulin secretion, suppressing glucagon secretion and enhancing insulin sensitivity. Similar to islet alpha and beta cells, L-cells are electrically excitable, and express calcium channels and ATP-sensitive potassium channels. GLP-1 is also stored in secretory granules, the exocytosis of which is triggered by increased intracellular calcium levels. Although the calcium dependence of GLP-1 granule exocytosis is well established, the identities of calcium-sensing proteins in GLP-1 secretion remain elusive. Here we tested whether synaptotagmin-7, a calcium sensor in pancreatic alpha and beta cells, regulates GLP-1 secretion. Methods: We studied GLP-1 secretion using synaptotagmin-7 knockout (KO) mice and GLUTag cells with lentiviral-mediated synaptotagmin-7 silencing. Results: We found that synaptotagmin-7 was co-localised with GLP-1 in intestinal L-cells. GLP-1 secretion was impaired in synaptotagmin-7 KO mice when they were challenged by glucose ingestion. Lentiviral knockdown (KD) of synaptotagmin-7 in GLUTag cells led to similar reductions in GLP-1 secretion, as determined by biochemical assays and by membrane capacitance measurements. Calcium response was not altered in synaptotagmin-7 KD cells. Conclusions/interpretation: These results demonstrate that synaptotagmin-7 functions as a positive regulator of GLP-1 secretion in intestinal L-cells and GLUTag cells, consistent with its proposed role as a calcium sensor in GLP-1 secretion. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.
Source Title: Diabetologia
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/108561
ISSN: 0012186X
DOI: 10.1007/s00125-011-2119-3
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