A new hypoglycemic agent, JTT-608, evokes protein kinase A-mediated Ca(2+) signaling in rat islet beta-cells: strict regulation by glucose, link to insulin release, and cooperation with glucagon-like peptide-1(7-36)amide and pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide.

@article{Hashiguchi2001ANH,
  title={A new hypoglycemic agent, JTT-608, evokes protein kinase A-mediated Ca(2+) signaling in rat islet beta-cells: strict regulation by glucose, link to insulin release, and cooperation with glucagon-like peptide-1(7-36)amide and pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide.},
  author={Shuhei Hashiguchi and Toshihiko Yada and Terukatsu Arima},
  journal={The Journal of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics},
  year={2001},
  volume={296 1},
  pages={22-30}
}
A new nonsulfonylurea oral hypoglycemic agent, JTT-608, has been reported to stimulate insulin release at elevated, but not low, glucose concentrations and consequently not to induce hypoglycemia in rats. Accordingly, this drug is potentially a safer antidiabetic agent than sulfonylureas. To explore the mechanisms underlying this glucose-dependent… CONTINUE READING