A series of chimeric peptides that provide a mechanism for obesity treatment concomitant with T2DM in the form of dual agonism of the anorectic neuropeptide Y-receptor (Y2-R) and the glucoregulatory receptor GLP1-R. Preliminary results show that, dependent on the selected peptide, once-daily administration suppress FI in male and female rats can be reduced to 12-65% compared to baseline conditions before treatment, dependent on dose and age of animals, and glucose tolerance can be improved as well. Peptides also demonstrated Yl -receptor agonism, conferring protection on beta-islet cells against inflammatory damage. The peptides were designed by targeting serial anorectic pathways simultaneously and are promising candidates for modulating FI and glucoregulation in an efficacious and safe way.
|Published - Aug 10 2020