Exendin (5-39)

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Product name: Exendin (5-39)

Catalog#: 1208009


Synonyms: Ex,






Purity: 95% by HPLC

Counter ion: Trifluoacetate

Format: Lyophilized powder

Description: We previously reported that exendin (5-39) (Ex), an antagonist of the GLP-1 receptor, improved memory impairment in β-amyloid protein-treated rats. In this study, we investigated effects of Ex on synaptic transmission through astrocytic GLT-1 in the hippocampus. Continuous intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) administration of Ex for 1-week increased GLT-1 protein levels in the hippocampus of 4-week-old male Wistar rats. For electrophysiological studies, hippocampal slices were prepared from these Ex-treated rats or vehicle-treated rats. Ex decreased fEPSP decay time, and increased the input–output relation and decreased the paired-pulse ratio in the dentate gyrus (DG). Furthermore, Ex inhibited long-term depression but not long-term potentiation in the DG. These effects were prevented by DHK, a specific GLT-1 inhibitor. In addition, glutamate uptake was significantly increased by Ex-treatment in cultured astrocytes. These results suggest that Ex modulates synaptic transmission and plasticity through astrocytic glutamate uptake in the DG.

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