Hormones from the gut are central to the control of appetite and insulin release. Drugs based on the gut hormone glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) have proved highly successful for treating type 2 diabetes, and also suppress food intake. In collaboration with Frank Reimann our group researches how gut hormones are released and their actions on target tissues. We hope this will lead to the development of new drugs or diets that treat diabetes and obesity by targeting gut hormone release.
1) Secretion and action of gut hormones
2) Gut hormone release in humans
Our ongoing research projects include:
If you might be interested in participating in future research studies on gut hormones, please send your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our work is funded by the Wellcome Trust, EU FP7 Full4health, the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes and the Medical Research Council
Full list of publications: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/FionaGribble.htm