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Expression data from mice on a high fat, high carbohydrate diet treated with exenatide

Organism Icon Mus musculus
Sample Icon 12 Downloadable Samples
Technology Badge Icon Affymetrix Mouse Genome 430 2.0 Array (mouse4302)

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The present study was constructed to confirm previous findings that mice on a high fat diet (HFD) treated by subcutaneous injection with exenatide (EXE) at 3g/kg once daily for 6 weeks develop exocrine pancreatic injury (Rouse et al. 2014). The present study included 12 weeks of EXE exposure at multiple concentrations (3, 10, or 30 g/kg) with multiple endpoints (histopathology evaluations, immunoassay for cytokines, immunostaining of the pancreas, serum chemistries and measurement of trypsin, amylase, and, lipase, and gene expression profiles). Time- and dose-dependent exocrine pancreatic injury was observed in mice associated with EXE exposure in a HFD environment. The time- and dose-dependent morphological changes identified in the pancreas involved acinar cell injury and death (autophagy, apoptosis, necrosis, and atrophy), cell adaptations (hypertrophy and hyperplasia), and cell survival (regeneration) accompanied with varying degrees of inflammatory response leading to secondary injury in pancreatic blood vessels, ducts, and adipose tissues. Gene expression profiles supported the presence of increased signaling for cell survival and altered lipid metabolism. The potential for EXE to cause acute or early chronic pancreatic injury was identified in a HFD environment. In human disease, the influence of pancreatitis risk factors or pre-existing chronic pancreatitis on this injury potential requires further investigation.
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