A Dose-response of the Effects of Exendin-9,39 on GI Symptoms and Food Intake


About this study

Exendin-(9,39) has been shown to have effects on beta-cell function, and after gastric bypass, to accelerate gastrointestinal transit. - infused at rates of 300pmol/kg/min. Given that gastrointestinal transit is typically delayed by Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 (GLP-1) and also that this hormone causes decreased food intake through increased satiation, it is reasonable to expect an effect of Exendin-9,39 on appetite. This may help explain the effects of gastric bypass on food intake. To examine the effect of Exendin on food intake we propose a dose-response study to determine whether the compound has effects in a dose-dependent fashion. We will examine the presence of gastrointestinal symptoms as well as food intake in the immediate aftermath of a test meal and the subsequent hours.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who have undergone Roux en-Y Gastric Bypass at least 6 months prior to enrollment in the study.
  • Subjects without active systemic illness.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects <20 years of age will not be studied to minimize the possibility of type 1 diabetes.
  • Subjects >70 years of age will not be studied to minimize the potential confounding effects of age on glucose tolerance.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Adrian Vella, M.D.

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