María Luisa Villanueva-Peñacarrillo

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We have found [125I]glucagon-like peptide-1(7-36)-amide-specific binding activity in rat skeletal muscle plasma membranes, with an estimated M(r) of 63,000 by cross-linking and SDS-PAGE. The specific binding was time and membrane protein concentration dependent, and displaceable by unlabeled GLP-1(7-36)-amide with an ID50 of 3 x 10(-9) M of the peptide;(More)
Parathyroid hormone (PTH)-related protein (PTHrP) is present in the pancreatic islet. Recent data in transgenic mice suggest that PTHrP might modulate islet mass and insulin secretion. In the present study, we assessed the effect of the N-terminal PTH-like region of PTHrP on DNA synthesis in isolated rat islets. PTHrP (1-34), between 1 pM and 10 nM, for 48(More)
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), an incretin with glucose-dependent insulinotropic and insulin-independent antidiabetic properties, has insulin-like effects on glucose metabolism in extrapancreatic tissues participating in overall glucose homeostasis. These effects are exerted through specific receptors not associated with cAMP, an inositol phosphoglycan(More)
Amylin displays osteogenic features, but its role in diabetic osteopenia is unclear. We examined the possible osteogenic action of amylin infusion for 3days into fructose-induced insulin-resistant (IR) and streptozotocin-induced type 2 diabetic (T2D) and normal (N) rats. Amylin failed to affect glycaemia or parathyroid hormone levels in any group, but(More)
An age-related bone loss occurs, apparently associated with the concomitant increase in an oxidative stress situation. However, the underlying mechanisms of age-related osteopenia are ill defined since these studies are time consuming and require the use of many animals (mainly rodents). Here, we aimed to characterize for the first time the bone status of(More)
  • P Moreno, A Acitores, I Gutiérrez-Rojas, B Nuche-Berenguer, M El Assar, L Rodriguez-Mañas +7 others
  • 2011
Amylin is co-secreted with insulin, responds to the same stimuli, is anorectic, lowers body weight by reducing fat mass, and is proposed for diabetes treatment. We examined the effect of a 3-day constant infusion of close to physiological doses of amylin in Wistar rats, on glucotransporter expression, glycogen content (G), glycogen synthase a activity (GSa)(More)
Insulin resistance (IR) is frequently associated with endothelial dysfunction and has been proposed to play a major role in cardiovascular disease (CVD). On the other hand, amylin has long been related to IR. However the role of amylin in the vascular dysfunction associated to IR is not well addressed. Therefore, the aim of the study was to assess the(More)
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