Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, August 1st, 2005
Study 1: Researchers review dipeptidyl peptidase inhibitors as new drugs for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
"Inhibitors of the regulatory protease dipeptidyl peptidase-IV (DPP-IV) are currently under development in preclinical and clinical studies (several pharmaceutical companies, now in Phase III) as potential drugs for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Their development is based on the observation that DPP-IV rapidly inactivates the incretin hormone glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which is released postprandially from the gut and increases insulin...
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