Glucagon-like peptide 1 and inhibitors of dipeptidyl peptidase IV in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
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Proof-of-concept for the efficacy of a glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1)-based therapy of patients with type 2 diabetes was provided in 2002 by means of prolonged continuous subcutaneous infusion of native GLP-1. Since then, several long-acting analogues of GLP-1, as well as inhibitors of dipeptidyl peptidase IV, the enzyme that rapidly inactivates endogenous GLP-1, have demonstrated efficacy in long term clinical trials.
|Journal||Current Opinion in Pharmacology|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
Keywords: Animals; Antigens, CD26; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2; Glucagon; Glucagon-Like Peptide 1; Great Britain; Humans; Peptide Fragments; Protease Inhibitors; Protein Precursors