January 31, 2018

Researchers Investigate eGIPR Receptors and its Relationship to EMS

A recent article on thehorse.com highlighted a study led by Melody de Laat, PhD, from Queensland University of Technology, in Australia, where researchers sought to investigate three things:

  • The tissue distribution of equine glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide receptors (eGIPR)—receptors found mainly in gut that, when in the presence of glucose molecules, signals an increase in insulin secretion;
  • If a GIP antagonist could block eGIPR;
  • If a relationship exists between GIP concentration and obesity.

With new information, researchers feel confident in finding a way to combat equine metabolic disease. To read the full article click here