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New strategy to treat diabetes found promising

Fri, Sep 04, 2015, 10:34 AM
Washington, Sep 4: Offering a promising strategy to treat people with Type-2 diabetes, researchers have found that shutting down a liver protein could reduce glucose production in the liver and lower blood sugar levels.

"We think this strategy could lead to more effective ***** for Type-2 diabetes," said principal investigator Brian Finck, associate professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Conventional treatments for Type 2 diabetes focus on making the body more sensitive to insulin, the hormone that lowers blood sugar.

"A drug that shuts down glucose production has the potential to help millions of people affected by the most common form of diabetes," Finck noted.

For the study, the researchers worked with the US-based biopharmaceutical company Metabolic Solutions Development Co.

The company is involved in clinical trials that are evaluating the drug compound MSDC-0602 as a treatment for diabetes.

The new study demonstrated that the compound works, at least in part, by inhibiting a protein that is key to glucose production in the liver.
Agency: IANS

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