17 May 2010

Longer Working Insulin

Good news from the Mayo Clinic. Scientist there have developed a new molecule that can block the breakdown of insulin. This should lead to the development of a new class of drugs to help treat diabetes.

The molecule inhibits an insulin-degrading enzyme (IDE) from destroying insulin and keeping it in circulation longer. Since insulin is involved in a wide range of important processes, including memory and cognition, IDE inhibitors may turn out to have multiple uses. They may well be valuable tools for basic research.

The above is from DiabetesHealth and is dated May 10, 2010.

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