Richard Pittner

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Uncoupling protein (UCP1) is a transmembrane proton transporter present in the mitochondria of brown adipose tissue (BAT), a specialized tissue which functions in temperature homeostasis and energy balance (Nicholls, D. G., and Locke, R. M. (1984) Physiol. Rev. 64, 2-40; Lowell, D. D., and Flier, J. S. (1997) Annu. Rev. Med.). UCP1 mediates the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The neuroendocrine hormone amylin, cosecreted with insulin from pancreatic beta-cells in response to nutrient ingestion, has several physiologic actions to limit the rate of nutrient uptake, including the slowing of gastric emptying. METHODS To investigate whether amylin might modulate digestive enzyme secretion from the exocrine(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine whether amylin and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) act through shared or distinct receptors to inhibit insulin-stimulated incorporation of [14C]-glucose into glycogen. Rat amylin was 3 fold more potent than either rat alpha CGRP or rat beta CGRP at reducing glycogen synthesis from [14C]-glucose in(More)
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