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Peptidase inhibitor

Fumitaka Okajima, Tomoko Nagamine, Yuko Nakamura, Naomi Hattori, Hitoshi Sugihara, Naoya Emoto
The efficacy of the administration of sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor (SGLT2I) or the co-administration of SGLT2I and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor (DPP-4I) to insulin therapy is not well known. Fifty-eight patients with type 2 diabetes, admitted for glycemic control, were randomized to basal-bolus insulin therapy (BBT) alone or BBT plus 50 mg ipragliflozin and/or 20 mg teneligliptin. Insulin doses were adjusted to maintain normal blood glucose levels. Plasma glucose profiles were estimated by continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) before discharge...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
Jaeseong Oh, Andrew HyoungJin Kim, SeungHwan Lee, Hyunjeong Cho, Yon Su Kim, Mi Young Bahng, Seo Hyun Yoon, Joo-Youn Cho, In-Jin Jang, Kyung-Sang Yu
Evogliptin is a novel potent and selective dipeptidyl peptidase-IV (DPP-IV) inhibitor. This study aimed to evaluate the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic characteristics of evogliptin in renal impairment (RI) subjects. An open-label, parallel-group clinical study was conducted on mild, moderate, and severe RI subjects and matched normal renal function (NRF) subjects. A single oral 5 mg dose of evogliptin was administered and serial blood and urine samples were obtained to assess the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic characteristics of evogliptin...
October 20, 2016: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
Gunter Laux, Sarah Berger, Joachim Szecsenyi, Petra Kaufmann-Kolle, Rüdiger Leutgeb
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to analyze prescription decisions for family practice (FP) patients with Diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2) using the case of the incretin mimetics Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DDP-4) inhibitors and Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonists dependent on patients' health insurance status (statutory or private) in Germany. This study is important since the scientific debate is still open with regard to DPP-4-inhibitors and GLP-1-agonists, where some critics are raising questions on potential long-term risks for patients...
October 19, 2016: BMC Family Practice
Mitsutoshi Asakura, Fumika Karaki, Hideaki Fujii, Koichiro Atsuda, Tomoo Itoh, Ryoichi Fujiwara
Vildagliptin is a potent, orally active inhibitor of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It has been reported that vildagliptin can cause hepatic dysfunction in patients. However, the molecular-mechanism of vildagliptin-induced liver dysfunction has not been elucidated. In this study, we employed an expression microarray to determine hepatic genes that were highly regulated by vildagliptin in mice. We found that pro-inflammatory S100 calcium-binding protein (S100) a8 and S100a9 were induced more than 5-fold by vildagliptin in the mouse liver...
October 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
Dejan Agić, Hrvoje Brkić, Sanja Tomić, Zrinka Karačić, Marija Špoljarević, Miroslav Lisjak, Drago Bešlo, Marija Abramić
Fifteen flavonoids were studied for their inhibitory activity against human dipeptidyl peptidase III (hDPP III) combining an in vitro assay with an in silico molecular modeling study. All analyzed flavonoids showed inhibitory effects against hDPP III with the IC50 values ranging from 22.0 to 437.2 μM. Our 3D QSAR studies indicate that the presence of hydrophilic regions at a flavonoid molecule increases its inhibitory activity while the higher percentage of hydrophobic surfaces have negative impact on enzyme inhibition...
October 18, 2016: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
Peter Mertens
Remarkable progress has been achieved in the field of diabetes with the development of incretin analogues, dipeptidyl peptidase IV inhibitors and novel insulin analogues; nevertheless, there is an unmet need for additional therapeutic options. The new generation of drugs, denoted gliflozines, that specifically interfere with sodium-glucose cotransporters (SGLT)-2 and exhibit a favourable impact on glucose metabolism in patients with type 2 diabetes are emerging as hopeful avenues. The resultant negative energy balance caused by glucosuria results in long-term weight losses, significantly reduced HbA1c levels approximating 0...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Peter Hoffmann, Lori Martin, Michael Keselica, Diane Gunson, Elizabeth Skuba, Dan Lapadula, Michael Hayes, Phil Bentley, Steve Busch
This article describes acute toxicity data in cynomolgus monkeys following oral treatment with vildagliptin, a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor. Acute toxicity symptoms in cynomolgus monkeys include edema formation of the extremities, tails, and face associated with skeletal muscle necrosis, and elevations of lactate dehydrogenase, creatine kinase, alanine transaminase, and aspartate aminotransferase activities in the serum; hypothermia; hypotension; tachycardia; moribundity; and death in a few isolated instances...
October 17, 2016: Toxicologic Pathology
Giulia Cantini, Alessandra Di Franco, Edoardo Mannucci, Michaela Luconi
Glucagon-like peptide 1(9-36) [GLP-1(9-36)] is generated by dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4) cleavage of the gut incretin hormone, GLP-1(7-36). Since GLP-1(9-36) has a very low affinity for the GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R), it has so far been considered an inactive form of GLP-1. Here we show GLP-1(9-36) activity in human adipose stem cells (ASC) in vitro. GLP-1(9-36) inhibits human ASC proliferation, glucose uptake and adipogenesis, as well as induces cell apoptosis, to a similar extent as GLP-1(7-36) and liraglutide...
October 13, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
M B Rehman, B V Tudrej, J Soustre, M Buisson, P Archambault, D Pouchain, H Vaillant-Roussel, F Gueyffier, J-L Faillie, M-C Perault-Pochat, C Cornu, R Boussageon
BACKGROUND: Guidelines for type 2 diabetes (T2D) recommend reducing HbA1c through lifestyle interventions and glucose-lowering drugs (metformin, then combination with dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors [DPP-4Is] among other glucose-lowering drugs). However, no double-blind randomized clinical trial (RCT) compared with placebo has so far demonstrated that DDP-4Is reduce micro- and macrovascular complications in T2D. Moreover, the safety of DPP-4Is (with increased heart failure and acute pancreatitis) remains controversial...
October 10, 2016: Diabetes & Metabolism
P Sneha, C George Priya Doss
The pace of anti-diabetic drug discovery is very slow in spite of increasing rate of prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes which remains a major public health concern. Though extensive research steps are taken in the past decade, yet craves for better of new treatment strategies to overcome the current scenario. One such general finding is the evolution of gliptins which discriminately inhibits DPP4 (Dipeptidyl peptidase-4) enzyme. Although the mechanism of action of gliptin is highly target oriented and accurate, still its long-term use stands unknown...
October 12, 2016: Life Sciences
Jan H Cornel, George L Bakris, Susanna R Stevens, Michael Alvarsson, Willem A Bax, Lee-Ming Chuang, Samuel S Engel, Renato D Lopes, Darren K McGuire, Axel Riefflin, Helena Wachslicht Rodbard, Isaac Sinay, Tsvetalina Tankova, Julio Wainstein, Eric D Peterson, Rury R Holman
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate chronic kidney disease (CKD) and cardiovascular outcomes in TECOS (Clinical trial reg. no. NCT00790205, participants with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease treated with sitagliptin, a dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitor, according to baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We used data from 14,671 TECOS participants assigned in a double-blind design to receive sitagliptin or placebo added to existing therapy, while aiming for glycemic equipoise between groups...
October 14, 2016: Diabetes Care
Heming Guo, Chen Fang, Yun Huang, Yufang Pei, Linqi Chen, Ji Hu
AIMS: Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4) inhibitors are a novel class of antidiabetic medication in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Several studies have indicated that DPP4 inhibitors could be used for type 1diabetes (T1DM). Here, we performed a meta-analysis to assess the efficacy and safety of DPP4 inhibitor therapy in patients with T1DM. METHODS: We conducted searches on Medline, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, and EMBASE for relevant studies published before November 21, 2015...
September 28, 2016: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Nathalie Dehne, Bernhard Brüne
Hypoxia, by activating transcription factors induces transcription of some genes but it also reduces mRNA synthesis by mechanisms that are poorly defined. Activation of human macrophages with interleukin (IL)-4 showed that up-regulation of some IL-4 target genes was reduced when macrophages were incubated at 1% oxygen. Hypoxia impaired induction of chemokine (CC motif) ligand 18 (CCL18), although IL-4-induced DNA binding of the transcription factor STAT6 remained intact. In contrast, induction of serine peptidase inhibitor, Kunitz type (SPINT)2, another IL-4/STAT6 target gene, was not affected by hypoxia...
October 11, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Tongzhi Wu, Christopher K Rayner, Michael Horowitz
The GI tract is central to the regulation of postprandial glycemia, with the rate of gastric emptying and the secretion of the incretin hormones, glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide and glucagon-like peptide-1, being key determinants. Gastric emptying exhibits a large interindividual variation; the latter not only accounts for differences in postprandial glycemia but also determines postprandial incretin profiles. Accordingly, the rate of gastric emptying may affect the glucose-lowering efficacy of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors...
October 13, 2016: Biomarkers in Medicine
Hao Liu, Yun Hu, Feng-Fei Li, Bing-Li Liu, Xiao-Fei Su, Jian-Hua Ma
BACKGROUND: Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors are widely used as second-option medications when metformin fails. Variance of the glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) response to DPP-4 inhibitions in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has been observed, but the characteristics which predict the response to DPP-4 inhibitor therapy are unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics of α- and β-cell functions which might predict the efficacy of saxagliptin and facilitate personalization of treatment...
October 12, 2016: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
Gemma Pujadas, Daniel J Drucker
Regulatory peptides produced in islet and gut endocrine cells, including glucagon, GLP-1, GLP-2, and GIP exert actions with considerable metabolic importance and translational relevance. Although the clinical development of GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R) agonists and dipeptidyl peptidase-4(DPP4) inhibitors has fostered research into how these hormones act on the normal and diseased heart, less is known about the actions of these peptides on blood vessels. Here we review the effects of these peptide hormones on normal blood vessels, and highlight their vascular actions in the setting of experimental and clinical vascular injury...
October 12, 2016: Endocrine Reviews
Ana Mitrović, Jakob Kljun, Izidor Sosič, Stanislav Gobec, Iztok Turel, Janko Kos
Over the past few years, the organometalled compounds, including ruthenium, gained a lot of attention as anticancer agents. We report on the clioquinol-ruthenium complex [Ru(η(6)-p-cymene)(Cq)Cl] as a potent inhibitor of cathepsin B, a lysosomal cysteine peptidase, involved in tumour cell invasion and metastasis. In the low micromolar concentration range, the clioquinol-ruthenium complex did not exhibit cytotoxic effects on MCF-10A neoT and U-87 MG cells; it did, however, significantly reduce their ability for extracellular matrix degradation and invasiveness in two independent cell-based models, measuring either electrical impedance in real time or the growth of multicellular tumour spheroids implanted in Matrigel, a model representing the extracellular matrix...
September 30, 2016: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Zela Keuylian, Alain Hovnanian
Protease regulation plays a crucial role in skin homeostasis and inflammation as revealed by the identification of loss-of-function mutations in SPINK5 (serine protease inhibitor of Kazal type 5) in Netherton sydrome (NS). SPINK5 encodes LEKTI (lympho-epithelial Kazal type related inhibitor), a multi-domain serine protease inhibitor expressed in all stratified epithelia. Our laboratory has developed a number of murine models which have been instrumental to dissecting the pathogenesis of NS. This mini-review discusses the major findings of these models and emphasizes the role of protease regulation, especially Kallikrein related peptidases in NS...
October 6, 2016: Biological Chemistry
Manel Mata-Cases, Josep Franch-Nadal, Jordi Real, Dídac Mauricio
OBJECTIVES: To assess trends in prescribing practices of antidiabetic agents and glycaemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis using yearly clinical data and antidiabetic treatments prescribed obtained from an electronic population database. SETTING: Primary healthcare centres, including the entire population attended by the Institut Català de la Salut in Catalonia, Spain, from 2007 to 2013...
October 5, 2016: BMJ Open
Sang Ah Lee, Gwanpyo Koh, Suk Ju Cho, So Yeon Yoo, Sang Ouk Chin
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have reported that glypican-4 (GPC4) regulates insulin signaling by interacting with insulin receptor and through adipocyte differentiation. However, GPC4 has not been studied with regard to its effects on clinical factors in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). We aimed to identify factors associated with GPC4 level in T2DM. METHODS: Between January 2010 and December 2013, we selected 152 subjects with T2DM and collected serum and plasma into tubes pretreated with aprotinin and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor to preserve active gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIP) and glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1)...
September 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
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