Karin Conde-Knape

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We report the discovery of a new monomeric peptide that reduces body weight and diabetic complications in rodent models of obesity by acting as an agonist at three key metabolically-related peptide hormone receptors: glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and glucagon receptors. This triple agonist demonstrates(More)
We report the discovery and translational therapeutic efficacy of a peptide with potent, balanced co-agonism at both of the receptors for the incretin hormones glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP). This unimolecular dual incretin is derived from an intermixed sequence of GLP-1 and GIP, and demonstrated(More)
The beneficial effects of thyroid hormone (TH) on lipid levels are primarily due to its action at the thyroid hormone receptor β (THR-β) in the liver, while adverse effects, including cardiac effects, are mediated by thyroid hormone receptor α (THR-α). A pyridazinone series has been identified that is significantly more THR-β selective than earlier(More)
We designed and synthesized a novel series of phenylamino- and phenoxy-substituted pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine derivatives as GPR119 agonists. SAR studies indicated that electron-withdrawing substituents on the phenyl ring are important for potency and full efficacy. Compound 26 combined good potency with a promising pharmacokinetic profile in mice, and(More)
We applied noncovalent complexes of digoxigenin (Dig) binding antibodies with digoxigeninylated peptide derivatives to modulate their pharmacokinetic properties. A peptide derivative which activates the Y2R receptor was selectively mono-digoxigeninylated by reacting a NHS-Dig derivative with an ε-amino group of lysine 2. This position tolerates(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Nutrient sensing in the gut is believed to be accomplished through activation of GPCRs expressed on enteroendocrine cells. In particular, L-cells located predominantly in distal regions of the gut secrete glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) and peptide tyrosine-tyrosine (PYY) upon stimulation by nutrients and bile acids (BA). The study(More)
Diacylglycerol acyltransferase-1 (DGAT-1) is the enzyme that catalyzes the final and committed step of triglyceride formation, namely, the acylation of diacylglycerol with acyl coenzyme A. DGAT-1 deficient mice demonstrate resistance to weight gain on high fat diet, improved insulin sensitivity, and reduced liver triglyceride content. Inhibition of DGAT-1(More)
A series of non-steroidal GPBAR1 (TGR5) agonists was developed from a hit in a high-throughput screening campaign. Lead identification efforts produced biphenyl-4-carboxylic acid derivative (R)-22, which displayed a robust secretion of PYY after oral administration in a degree that can be correlated with the unbound plasma concentration. Further(More)
Glycogen synthase (GS) catalyzes the transfer of glucose residues from UDP-glucose to a glycogen polymer chain, a critical step for glucose storage. Patients with type 2 diabetes normally exhibit low glycogen levels and decreased muscle glucose uptake is the major defect in whole body glucose disposal. Therefore, activating GS may provide a potential(More)