Category Archives: Incretins

Review: Incretins May Stimulate Osteoblasts and Suppress Osteoclasts


[Incretin and bone].

Gastrointestinal hormones including gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIP) and glucagon-like peptide (GLP) -1 are incretin, which are secreted immediately after meal ingestion and stimulate insulin secretion from pancreatic beta-cells. Characterization of extra-pancreatic GIP and GLP-1 receptors has revealed that these hormones regulate bone turnover. GIP intermittently stimulates osteoblasts and GLP-1 suppresses osteoclasts through a calcitonin-dependent pathway to increase the bone volume.

Yamada Y
Clin Calcium Sep 2009
PMID: 19721203

Review: Incretins and Bone


Incretins and bone: evolving concepts in nutrient-dependent regulation of bone turnover.

Postprandial variation of bone turnover markers and the closed relationship between bone remodeling and nutrient supply has been extensively studied in the past few years, but the underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms remain largely unknown. Recent studies have shown that the acute regulation of bone turnover induced by feeding is probably mediated by gastrointestinal (GI) peptides. The greater response of bone remodeling during oral versus intravenous glucose administration and the inhibition of this response after administration of octreotide, that inhibits the release of GI peptides, further support the existence of a gutbone axis. Glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide and glucagon-like peptides-1 and -2 are released from K and L cells of the gastrointestinal tract, respectively, and are considered the main mediators of the postprandial response of bone turnover. In this review we outline the most recent evidence that demonstrates the role of incretins in nutrient-dependent regulation of bone metabolism. Further elucidation of the underlying mechanisms can be exploited therapeutically in the future.

Yavropoulou MP, Yovos JG
Hormones (Athens)
PMID: 23933690 | Free Full Text