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AMPK activator reduces glucose level in type 2 diabetes in phase 2a trial

November 18, 2017

A novel AMP-activated protein kinase activator showed glucose reduction and decreased cardiovascular risk factors in people with type 2 diabetes in a phase 2a trial, according to a press release from the drug’s developer.

The first-in-class drug (O304, Betagenon/Baltic Bio) activates AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), which regulates energy balance. By activating this protein, the researchers aimed to prevent type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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