RFRP-3, the Mammalian Ortholog of GnIH, Is a Novel Modulator Involved in Food Intake and Glucose Homeostasis

Huo, Konglin; Li, Xun; Hu, Wen; Song, Xingxing; Zhang, Duoni; Zhang, Xin; Chen, Xinyi; Yuan, Jingzhi; Zuo, Jianyu; Wang, Xiaoye ✉

English Scientific Article (Journal Article)
Published: FRONTIERS IN ENDOCRINOLOGY 1664-2392 11 Paper: 194 , 15 p. 2020
  • SJR Scopus - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism: Q1
    RF amide-related peptide 3 (RFRP-3) is a reproductive inhibitor and an endogenous orexigenic neuropeptide that may be involved in energy homeostasis. In this study, we evaluated the effect of acute or chronic RFRP-3 treatment (administered via intraperitoneal injection) on the food intake, meal microstructure and weight of rats, as well as the mechanism through which RFRP-3 is involved in glucose metabolism in the pancreas and glucose disposal tissues of rat in vivo. Our results showed that the intraperitoneal administration of RFRP-3 to rats resulted in marked body mass increased, hyperphagia, hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia, glucose intolerance, hypoinsulinism, hyperglucagon, and insulin resistance, as well as significant increases in the size of pancreatic islets and the inflammatory reaction. Thus, we strongly assert that RFRP-3 as a novel neuroendocrine regulator involved in blood glucose homeostasis.
    Citation styles: IEEEACMAPAChicagoHarvardCSLCopyPrint
    2021-04-16 09:56