Lackie Acronym with too many meanings: (1) Gastric inhibitory polypeptide. (2) Glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide; 42 residue peptide that stimulates insulin release from pancreatic b cells. (3) Gip or Gip Light-regulated inhibitory G-protein from washed microvilli of the photoreceptors of Octopus . (4) General insertion protein; Protein involved in the insertion of cytochrome c1 into the mitochondrial matrix. (5) GTPase inhibitory protein. Protein that interferes with the binding of GAP to ras, or enhances nucleotide exchange (a GEF).
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Synonym for gastric inhibitory polypeptide ... <hormone> Peptide hormone (43 amino acids) that stimulates insulin release and inhibits the release of gastric acid and pepsin. ... Acronym: GIP ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973