Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors and the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus

@article{Rosenstock2007DipeptidylPI,
  title={Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors and the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus},
  author={Julio Rosenstock and Bernard Zinman},
  journal={Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity},
  year={2007},
  volume={14},
  pages={98–107}
}
  • J. RosenstockB. Zinman
  • Published 1 April 2007
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity
Purpose of reviewTo review recent clinical trials of oral dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors and examine their role in managing type 2 diabetes mellitus. Recent findingsOral dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors improve islet function by increasing α-cell and β-cell responsiveness to glucose, resulting in improved glucose-dependent insulin secretion and reduced inappropriate glucagon secretion. These agents appear to have physiologically based antihyperglycemic effects and may modify the progressive… 

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