A compound that inhibits insulin degrading enzyme from breaking down insulin in the body, allowing animals to maintain higher insulin levels and lower blood sugar levels, has been described by researchers. For decades, researchers said, insulin-based diabetes treatments consisted of three main strategies — inject insulin into diabetics, provide drugs that stimulate insulin secretion, or administer drugs that make the body more sensitive to insulin. “What’s been missing has been the ability to regulate the degradation of insulin,” one researcher said. “The technological leap we’ve made was in identifying a molecule that allows that to happen. This opens up a new avenue to control insulin signaling in vivo.” … Read the Rest

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  • Keywords: Diabetes; Genes; Human Biology; Hormone Disorders; Pharmacology; Gene Therapy
  • Description: A compound that inhibits insulin degrading enzyme from breaking down insulin in the body, allowing animals to maintain higher insulin levels and lower blood sugar levels, has been described by researchers. For decades, researchers said, insulin-based diabetes treatments consisted of three main strategies — inject insulin into diabetics, provide drugs that stimulate insulin secretion, or administer drugs that make the body more sensitive to insulin. "What’s been missing has been the ability to regulate the degradation of insulin," one researcher said. "The technological leap we’ve made was in identifying a molecule that allows that to happen. This opens up a new avenue to control insulin signaling in vivo."