Expression of GLP-1 receptors in insulin-containing interneurons of rat cerebral cortex.


MTA-SZTE Research Group for Cortical Microcircuits of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Neuroscience, University of Szeged, Közép fasor 52, Szeged, H-6726, Hungary. [Email]


Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptors are expressed by pancreatic beta cells and GLP-1 receptor signalling promotes insulin secretion. GLP-1 receptor agonists have neural effects and are therapeutically promising for mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. Our previous results showed that insulin is released by neurogliaform neurons in the cerebral cortex, but the expression of GLP-1 receptors on insulin-producing neocortical neurons has not been tested. In this study, we aimed to determine whether GLP-1 receptors are present in insulin-containing neurons.


Animal,Basic science,Gastro-entero pancreatic factors,Hormone receptors,Other techniques,Rat,