Report on Investigational Drugs

Archives of Pharmacal Research

, Volume 34, Issue 7, pp 1041-1043

The development of non-peptide glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist for the treatment of type 2 diabetes

  • Ho-Sang MoonAffiliated withResearch Center, Dong-A Pharm. Co., Ltd.
  • , Mi-Kyung KimAffiliated withResearch Center, Dong-A Pharm. Co., Ltd.
  • , Moon-Ho SonAffiliated withResearch Center, Dong-A Pharm. Co., Ltd. Email author 

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Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is the main member of the incretin family and stimulates insulin secretion by binding with its specific receptor on pancreatic β-cells. In addition, GLP-1 exerts broad beneficial effects on the glucose regulation by suppressing food intake and delaying stomach emptying. Now, long acting GLP-1 analogs including exenatide and liraglutide have been approved for the treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2, however long-term injection can limit their use for these chronic patients. In this report, the authors provide a review on the development of non-peptide GLP-1 receptor agonists and introduce a novel agonist DA-15864.